throw oneself on the mercy of (someone)
Definition of throw oneself on the mercy of (someone)
: to beg (someone) for mercy The prisoner confessed his crimes and threw himself on the mercy of the court.
Word by Word Definitions
: one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self
: compassion or forbearance (see forbearance 1) shown especially to an offender or to one subject to one's power
: lenient or compassionate treatment
: imprisonment rather than death imposed as penalty for first-degree murder
: some person : somebody
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