snatch victory from the jaws of defeat

snatch victory from the jaws of defeat

To win, succeed, or be victorious at the last moment, despite the apparent likelihood of failure or defeat. They were down by nearly 20 points with less than half of the last quarter remaining, but through sheer skill and perseverance they managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. The candidate has been behind in the polls right up to election day, but with that unfortunate remark by his opponent last night, he may end up snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.
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snatch victory from the jaws of defeat

Cliché to win at the last moment. At the last moment, the team snatched victory from the jaws of defeat with a last-second full-court basket.
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Kansas City native Fletcher also had high praise for coach Flournoy, whose half-time team talk gave the Eagles the impetus to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
But goals from Ritchie De Laet, whose effort was given with the aid of goal-line technology, Jamie Vardy and substitute Dyer, making his debut following his loan arrival from Swansea, saw Claudio Ranieri's men snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
MAS came from 4-2 down against The Reunion to level at 4-4 thanks to goals from Gary Clark, Paul Sambaker, Sam Morgan and Paul Smith only for Gary Clark to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat with the winner and a place in the semis.
It's a short path in both directions, and with a couple of great guesses, either team can snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
SHANE GERAGHTY spared his goalkicking blushes by nailing a last-gasp shot to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat .
By this time a delighted Truman, who had never lost confidence in his own ability to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, realised he had indeed pulled it off.
SWEET HOME - Blake Dawson helped the North Eugene boys basketball team snatch victory from the jaws of defeat Thursday.
Fly half Williams, returning after missing four months out with a shoulder injury, notched up 19 of his side's points, including two penalties at the death to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
The Baggies were in cruise control after Romelu Lukaku had put them 2-0 up, but Reading scored three goals in the last nine minutes to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
With Carter needing just one frame his fellow Englishman staged an incredible fightback to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat with the final five frames.
Hurdles record 5 runs 3 wins Highest RPR over hurdles 155 Highest Topspeed over hurdles 155 Best price for Arkle 7-1 general Buzz factor among punters 8 out of 10 Bobs Worth There was something eminently likeable about the way this prolific winner - beaten just once in seven starts - somehow managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat on his chasing bow at Newbury.
28 CALDY suffered a disappointing loss away to Bromsgrove with the home side scoring in the last minute of the game to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, with a final score line of 30 points to 28.
It looked as though Lee Colkin's battlers were set to earn themselves a welcome win as they went into the last ten minutes with a narrow 2-1 advantage but yet again Lady Luck deserted them as The Bash scored twice to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat and consolidate their place among the pacesetters.
During a series which has since been dubbed 'Botham's Ashes', Beefy's incredible bowling spell of five wickets for a solitary run helped England to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat and put the hosts 2-1 up with two Tests remaining.
The 26-year old may have been bitterly disappointed not to be included for the trip to Italy, but it did not stop him driving through in the closing minutes to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.