Definition of come from behind in English:

come from behind


  • Win after lagging.

    • ‘She won easily after coming from behind.’
    • ‘Great credit must go to the latter for coming from behind to force the late draw.’
    • ‘At Sandown yesterday, his performance in coming from behind to destroy a field of handicappers even had the bookmakers raving.’
    • ‘The aspect of that win which was most pleasing was they won coming from behind, the converse of some earlier games.’
    • ‘Westport United showed admirable resilience and courage in coming from behind twice to book a place in the last four of the League Cup.’
    • ‘They are limping their way towards the play-offs after coming from behind twice in two games.’
    • ‘Naturally enough, they were rooting for the guy coming from behind because they wanted an exciting finish.’
    • ‘This team is pretty good at coming from behind and staying tough.’
    • ‘They continued their good start to the campaign by coming from behind to beat Buxton 2-1.’
    • ‘They were fitter and sharper and deserve enormous credit in coming from behind not just once, but twice.’