snatch victory from the jaws of defeat love

snatch victory from the jaws of defeat

Definitions

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  • v. To suddenly win a contest when it appears that loss is a foregone conclusion, to succeed in an endeavor through reversal of fortune, skill, effort, or good judgment.

Etymologies

The first recorded use of the phrase discovered to date is an article criticizing Representative James Seddon of Virginia for claiming that a regiment in the Mexican-American war had "snatched victory from the jaws of defeat." (Wiktionary)

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