come from behind

Also, come up from behind. Advance from the rear or from a losing position, as in You can expect the Mets to come from behind before the season is over, or The polls say our candidate is coming up from behind. This idiom, which originated in horse racing, was first transferred to scores in various sports and later to more general use.


Nearby words

  1. come down the pike,
  2. come down to,
  3. come down with,
  4. come forward,
  5. come from,
  6. come full circle,
  7. come hell or high water,
  8. come home to roost,
  9. come in,
  10. come in for

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