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be snatched from the jaws of death

To be rescued at the last moment from near or certain death. The drowning fishermen were snatched from the jaws of death by a passing cruise ship.
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A few of them had slim chance of surviving; but some we snatched from the jaws of death.
DUSTY the hamster was snatched from the jaws of death after his owner shut him in an exercise ball and threw it into a dustcart.
A four-year-old boy was snatched from the jaws of death after falling under the wheels of a bin lorry.