to the mercy of

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Definition of to the mercy of

: without any protection from (someone or something one cannot control) He had to leave his boat to the mercy of the storm.

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“To the mercy of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/to%20the%20mercy%20of. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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