at someone's or something's mercy
Definition of at someone's or something's mercy
: in a position or situation in which one can be harmed by (someone or something one cannot control) The army advanced, and the people were at their mercy.
Word by Word Definitions
: some person : somebody
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: a person or thing of consequence
: one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different
: in some degree : somewhat
: used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
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