salvage (something) from (something or some place)

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salvage (something) from (something or some place)

1. To recover, rescue, or save something from some danger, destruction, or difficulty or the outcome thereof. We managed to salvage the engine and rear wheels from the accident, but the rest of the car had to be sent to the junkyard. If we can salvage the flight recorder from the wreckage, we should be able to determine the cause of the accident. Some people are able to salvage their marriage from an affair, but it can be exceptionally difficult.
2. To manage to gain or maintain something from some failure or bad situation. It was a really painful breakup, but in time I was able to salvage some useful perspectives about myself from the relationship. I'll be lucky to even salvage my dignity from that disastrous meeting.
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salvage something from someone or something

to rescue or save something from someone or something. The baby got into the eggs, but I was able to salvage about six of them from him before they were broken all over the place. I salvaged a good pair of shoes from the trash.
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Boss Dai Young believes his side can still salvage something from a 'difficult, disappointing season' A seventh defeat in eight Premiership games could open a 14-point gap between Wasps and the play-offs - and leave them looking nervously over their shoulders.
However, the Morocco international is facing a stint in the treatment room and could be left with just a month of the season to salvage something from another wasted campaign.
The visitors brought in debutantSherfane Rutherfordin place of Darren Bravo, in a bid to to salvage something from this tour, with Bangladesh having wrapped up the Test and the ODI series.
Quiet BERNARDO Pulled a goal back for City to try and salvage something from game STERLING MOTM.
Yet Sampaoli remains convinced his side can salvage something from what has been a dismal campaign so far.
Coach Renard is now confident that they will salvage something from their final match against Spain, who need to win to keep alive their hopes of progressing.
Ousted sides try to salvage something from a bleak season on Saturday in the UAAP Season 80 women's volleyball tournament at Blue Eagle Gym in Quezon City.
"We can still salvage something from this season which is a place in the top six.
Melbourne, Jan 29 ( ANI ): England's Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad is confident that his squad can salvage something from the final three matches against Australia.
WELSHMAN Geraint Thomas will be aiming to tame 'The Hell of the North' tomorrow and salvage something from a so-far tough cobbled classics campaign for Team Sky.
MONTPELLIER v RENNES 7.45pm MONTPELLIER could still salvage something from what has been a rather indifferent defence of their French title by gaining a place in next season's Europa League but they face a tricky test against Rennes tonight, writes Ian Wilkerson.
DAN LYDIATE has declared Wales must salvage something from their tour of Australia this weekend to provide a platform for them to kick on next season.
ANDREW STRAUSS accepts England have "one final chance" to salvage something from their winter programme but denies his captaincy is on a similar knife-edge.
ANDREW Strauss accepts England have "one final chance" to salvage something from their winter programme - but denies his captaincy is on a similar knife-edge.