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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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The 28-year-old says England go into the fourth Test with a huge amount of belief after snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.
HAVING that ability of snatching victory from the jaws of defeat is a pretty handy quality.
There was late drama, too, with the visitors going agonisingly close to snatching victory from the jaws of defeat with a last-gasp drop goal in the sixth and final minute of injury time, but the attempt missed - just.
Former world number one Victoria Azarenka marked her return to the WTA Tour by snatching victory from the jaws of defeat against Japan's Risa Ozaki at the Mallorca Open on Wednesday.
Snatching victory from the jaws of defeat, Vintage Trouble restored faith in the true power of live music.
BANGOR City will play Rhyl in the semi-finals of the North Wales Coast FA Challenge Cup after snatching victory from the jaws of defeat against holders Colwyn Bay on Tuesday night.
But if you've ever wanted to feel the buzz of riding out a finish, of snatching victory from the jaws of defeat, or of looking absurd while pretending to ride a racehorse, Champion Jockey is the game you've been waiting for.
But he admitted snatching victory from the jaws of defeat with an amazing 17 points in the final six minutes might have been the best of that little lot.
However, they were very lucky to beat Ardboe in the decider, an injury-time penalty coolly converted by captain Colm McCullagh, inset, snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.
Ossie O'Brien flared like a Roman candle in Darlington - snatching victory from the jaws of defeat for Foot.
They are the masters at snatching victory from the jaws of defeat."
Part of the Oxford eight which won the 1912 and 1913 Boat Races - the latter, described as a "sensational race" by the ECHO, he stroked the side, snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.
GEOFF Cook hopes snatching victory from the jaws of defeat against Surrey yesterday will spur Durham on to greater Friends Provident Trophy success.
Hunter deserved every penny of his pounds 100,00 pay cheque for snatching victory from the jaws of defeat when O'Sullivan led 6-1, 7-2 and 9-8.
Fairclough's second in as many games should have seen the C Band push on their advantage, only for two late strikes from the Welsh outfit snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.