have mercy/pity

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Definition of have mercy/pity

: to treat someone with mercy or pity The prisoner begged the judge to have mercy. usually + on The prisoner begged the judge to have mercy on him.

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have mercy/pity

have more than one string to one's bow

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“Have mercy/pity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20mercy%2Fpity. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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