take mercy on

idiom

: to treat (someone) kindly
The boss took mercy on us and let us go home early.

Examples of take mercy on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the pair did not take mercy on the uncomfortable host. Vulture, 22 Nov. 2023 Eleven years earlier, Aquiles Palomino had urged a judge to take mercy on his son, who was facing sentencing for reentering the country illegally. Los Angeles Times, 20 Jan. 2023

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“Take mercy on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20mercy%20on. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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