the jaws of defeat

noun phrase

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: the position of being close to losing The team was able to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat by scoring in the final seconds of the game.

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“The jaws of defeat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20jaws%20of%20defeat. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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