snatch defeat from the jaws of victory

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snatch defeat from the jaws of victory

To fail, lose, or be defeated despite the appearance that one would be victorious, especially due to a mistake, error, or poor judgment. (An ironic reversal of the more common "snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.") We were ahead by nearly 20 points with less than half the quarter remaining—how on earth did we manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory like that? The candidate has led in the polls right up to election day, but with that unfortunate remark last night, he may well have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.
See also: defeat, jaw, of, snatch, victory
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The cricket team are in today's World 20:20 semi-final, despite their usual habit of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
RISHWORTHIANS went out of the Yorkshire Shield 28-25 to Yarnbury, from the division above, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
Everton's feat in snatching defeat from the jaws of victory means they have dropped five points from winning positions twice over their last seven games and Barry knows it has to stop.
He concluded by saying that Ireland was a good enough team to win 50 over matches against the bigger sides as well as T20Is, but was habitually snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
JOCKEY Joe Tizzard has lost none of his faith in Cue Card, despite snatching defeat from the jaws of victory in the William Hill King George VI Chase.
On Thursday, they face the most consistent team in IPL history, Chennai Super Kings, at the Ferozeshah Kotla still trying to figure out a way to finish games, after snatching defeat from the jaws of victory in two of their five matches.
DHAKA: Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim hopes his team can bounce back to win the second and final Test against the West Indies starting tomorrow after snatching defeat from the jaws of victory in the first.
I am left wondering - is the ECHO intent on snatching defeat from the jaws of victory when it comes to jobs for our city?
SNATCHING defeat from the jaws of victory, BBC1 proudly presents The Voice's horribly un-live Sunday results show.
30am KINGS XI PUNJAB must pick themselves up after snatching defeat from the jaws of victory last time out and they face a tough trip to Chennai Super Kings today, writes James Milton.
And after snatching defeat from the jaws of victory at Altrincham on Tuesday, those changes - with Steven Richardson doubtful with an ankle injury - are likely to come at Grays Athletic tomorrow.
Durham's performance in Monday's rain-affected reverse was alarming because the visitors had the look of a demoralised side after snatching defeat from the jaws of victory against the same opponents in the Championship the previous week.
nature of England almost snatching defeat from the jaws of victory at Trent Bridge and Kevin Pietersen's mind-numbing century on the final day at The Oval.
But Birmingham City Football Club do not do things the easy way: snatching defeat from the jaws of victory has long been Blues' way.
I have read a number, including Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory, Great Military Blunders and more recently Civil War Blunders, and others such as The Donkeys which dealt with Allied World War One generalship, and a host of specific accounts of military errors that resulted in disaster (I would especially recommend Byron Farwell's Queen Victoria's Little Wars).