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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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In the Premier Division, Morpeth Town made it two wins in as many games when they snatched victory from the jaws of defeat against Lancaster City.
Istanbul will always have a special place in the hearts of Liverpool supporters after the Champions League final in 2005, when Rafael Benitez's side snatched victory from the jaws of defeat against AC Milan.
E-Painters, Gin Kings close in on Final Four !-- -- MANILA, Philippines Rey Nambatac drilled in a booming trey with 2.3 seconds left as Rain or Shine snatched victory from the jaws of defeat via an 83-80 thriller over higher-ranked Blackwater in their PBA Commissioner's Cup quarterfinal match-up and moved close to a semifinal berth last night at the MOA Arena.
Petron snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, escaping with a 25-20, 18-25, 25-16, 16-25, 16-14 win over hard-fighting Cignal Saturday in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference at Muntinlupa Sports Center.
They again shared a league match each in 2018, before Peshawar snatched victory from the jaws of defeat by one-run in the Eliminator in Lahore.
It was Merthyr's third defeat at home this season, but they almost snatched victory from the jaws of defeat at the death when their skipper Craig Locke gathered a fivemetre line-out with the clock in the red zone and was driven up to the try line.
Having lost at Pontypridd in the previous round, Warlow said that a game against the league leaders at The Wern was just what his side needed, and a bonus-point try five minutes from time by full-back Elliot Frewen snatched victory from the jaws of defeat after the Ironmen had themselves shown character to battle back into a 28-23 lead.
John Anderson, from Doon, Co Limerick, couldn't believe his good ruck when Ireland snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.
KARACHI -- Pakistan succumbed to a fourth successive defeat at the hand of hosts New Zealand on Tuesday as returning all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme snatched victory from the jaws of defeat with a quick-fire 74 at Hamilton.
The prime minister snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in December by securing the EU27's agreement that "sufficient progress" has been reached to proceed to the next stage of negotiations.
Earlier, Petra Kvitova snatched victory from the jaws of defeat against Monica Niculescu to set up a quarter-final meeting with third seed Garbine Muguruza.
Next up for Djokovic in the quarter-finals will be American John Isner, who snatched victory from the jaws of defeat against Australian qualifier John Millman.
Two late Hamburg goals snatched victory from the jaws of defeat against Stuttgart.
The last meeting between the two sides produced a nailbiting finish in March 2014, where Wasps snatched victory from the jaws of defeat as Andy Goode scored with the last kick of the game.
FESTIVE Fare snatched victory from the jaws of defeat on his racecourse bow and looks the one to follow in the 32Red Casino Handicap at Kempton tomorrow.