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!

Examples of show no mercy in a Sentence

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“Show no mercy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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