Throwing a game. Popularised by Youtuber, The Mighty Jingles.
All the enemy had to do was hide and they would have won on points alone, but they snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by trying to win harder.
by Bubalus Bubalis December 3, 2019
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Not content with doing nothing and enjoying their win, the enemy team has instead chosen to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory - Phrase, common usage. Doing something stupid causing your team to lose when all you had to do was nothing.
by Gamer487 December 3, 2019
To throw away a likely win through idiotic mistakes or dumbassery.
Only Tony Romo can throw for 5 TD and 506 yards and still snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
by Daddy, Mack (ret.) October 7, 2013
To lose when winning is an absolutely sure thing. See John Kerry's bid for the U.S. Presidency in 2004.
In 2004, John Kerry became the ultimate example of how to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
by Jake in NYC October 10, 2006
The act of failing or losing when it seemed a sure thing you had it made.
Dude 1: "Remember that one UFC fight with the Sumo wrestler and the little French guy? Sumo was squeezing the shit outta Frenchy! I thought his head was gonna pop!"

Dude 2: "Yeah, then the little guy squirted a punch 'tween fat bastard's moobs and totally busted his nose. Ref called a TKO."

Dude 1: Fatty totally snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, there.
by Bructus August 12, 2010
When you absolutely, definitely, surely have to be the disappointment of your entire team, and manage to potato your way from certain victory.
“Did you see that 1 v 6 matchup? It was intense!”

“Yeah, but somehow that one guy managed to weasel his way to a win because snatching defeat from the jaws of victory seems to be the other team’s specialty.
by Icelandic_Fart_Police December 3, 2019
When in online gaming, your or the enemy team does something incredibly stupid in the last minutes of a match, that it costs yours or the enemy team the victory.
We won the match, thanks to the enemy team, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
by Shasol December 3, 2019