Translation: from spanish

victory from the jaws of defeat

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  • snatch victory from the jaws of defeat —    If you manage to win something such as a match or a contest, when you are on the verge of losing, you snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.     With a last minute goal, the team snatched victory form the jaws of defeat …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • snatch victory from the jaws of defeat — win when it appears that you will lose, mount a comeback    The opinion polls showed we were losing, but we snatched victory from the jaws of defeat …   English idioms

  • snatch victory from the jaws of defeat — verb 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 …   Wiktionary

  • (the) jaws of defeat — the jaws of ˈdeath, deˈfeat, etc. idiom (literary) used to describe an unpleasant situation that almost happens • The team snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. • They narrowly escaped from the jaws of death. Mai …   Useful english dictionary

  • snatch defeat from the jaws of victory — verb To suddenly lose a contest through reversal of fortune, mistakes, or bad judgment. The meaning is analogous to the idiomatic phrase blow it ... since the fall of communism, the West has managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, and… …   Wiktionary

  • (the) jaws of death — the jaws of ˈdeath, deˈfeat, etc. idiom (literary) used to describe an unpleasant situation that almost happens • The team snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. • They narrowly escaped from the jaws of death. Mai …   Useful english dictionary

  • victory — n. 1) to achieve, gain, pull off (colloq.), score, win a victory 2) a clear, clear cut, decisive, outright, resounding, stunning; upset victory 3) a bloodless; cheap; glorious; hard won; hollow; moral; Pyrrhic; signal; sweeping victory 4) a… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • victory — /ˈvɪktəri / (say viktuhree), / tri/ (say tree) noun (plural victories) 1. the ultimate and decisive superiority in a battle or any contest. 2. a success or triumph won over the enemy in battle or war, or an engagement ending in such a triumph:… …   Australian English dictionary

  • The Empire (Warhammer) — In Games Workshop s Warhammer Fantasy fictional universe, The Empire is one of the human political factions and armies, and is featured in many games and novels. In terms of location, language, culture, and society, it bears a strong resemblance… …   Wikipedia

  • victory — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, famous, glorious, great, historic, huge, impressive, major, notable, outstanding (esp. BrE), remar …   Collocations dictionary

  • The Music of Chance — infobox Book | name = The Music of Chance author = Paul Auster country = United States language = English genre = Mystery novel publisher = Viking Press release date = 1990 media type = Print (Hardcover) isbn = ISBN 0 670 83535 8 (Hardcover)… …   Wikipedia