English version

the jaws of death/defeat/despair etc

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthe jaws of death/defeat/despair etcthe jaws of death/defeat/despair etcliteraryALMOST a situation in which something unpleasant almost happens She had saved him from the jaws of death. jaw
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the jaws of death/defeat/despair etcThe shocked priority of examining herself after escaping, literally, from the jaws of death, wore off.
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