the sweet smell of victory

the sweet smell of victory

The euphoric feeling of being successful or victorious. We had the sweet smell of victory in our nostrils, until a last-minute penalty snatched it from our fingertips. It seems like they've let the sweet smell of victory cloud their judgment, as this latest business ventures is one of the most baffling in their entire history.
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MICHAEL ROSE, who gave Stockport the sweet smell of victory with a free-kick stunner, is staying on dead-ball duty for the rest of the promotion chase.
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THE sweet smell of victory didn't last long for Tony Blair.
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