korien_sept7“Things looked grim, but the doctors were able to snatch the patient from the jaws of death.”

“We were way behind, but somehow we snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.”


If someone who is about to die is saved, we say they were “snatched from the jaws of death”. If you almost lose a game or competition but then win, you “snatched victory from the jaws of defeat”.