have mercy/pity

idiom

: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20mercy%2Fpity. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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