show no mercy

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Definition of show no mercy

: to treat (someone) very harshly Although the mayor had apologized already, the press showed him no mercy. We will show no mercy to the opposing team!

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“Show no mercy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/show%20no%20mercy. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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