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curb appeal

The external attractiveness of a building or property, such as can be viewed from the street (i.e., the curb). We were suckered into buying the house because of its incredible curb appeal, but once we moved in, we realized just how run-down it was inside.
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street appeal

The external attractiveness of a building or property, such as can be viewed from the street. We were suckered into buying the house because of its incredible street appeal, but once we moved in, we realized just how run-down it was inside.
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appeal against something

to ask a court of appeals to change a ruling made by a lower court. My lawyer appealed against the judgment. We will file an appeal against the court ruling.
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appeal (to a court) (for something)

to plead to a court of appeals for a favorable ruling. She appealed to the court fora retrial. She appealed for an injunction to the circuit court. She appealed for a retrial.

appeal to someone

to please or attract someone. Fast food doesn't appeal to me. The idea of a vacation to Florida this winter appeals to me a lot.
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appeal to

v.
1. To make an earnest or urgent request to someone or something: The citizens appealed to their mayor to try to find a solution to the housing crisis.
2. To be interesting or attractive to someone: This new style of clothing doesn't appeal to me; I prefer the older fashion.
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on appeal

In the process of being appealed; while being appealed.
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References in classic literature ?
In spite of myself I was in danger of appealing to her pity.
The developers are appealing a lower court's decision to hear the case under urgency legislation signed Oct.
A three-judge panel refused Thursday to let Felker file a second appeal, and the new law bars inmates from appealing such rulings to the Supreme Court.
Sandy Brown of the Westwood Homeowners Association said the Development Reform Committee proposal could prevent her group from appealing a 600,000-square-foot development in Westwood Village, even though it would affect an area larger than a 500-foot radius.
Sherman Oaks homeowners leader Richard Close lives about four miles from the corner of Ventura Boulevard and Woodman Avenue, but that did not stop him from appealing two Planning Commission approvals of projects on that corner.
The notice also includes CDP litigation practices in Tax Court, including pretrial motions, trial preparation and appealing a decision.
Burr Wolff's appeals team serves two types of customers: the business process outsourcing (BPO) customer for which the firm offers a comprehensive solution for filing returns, processing bills, producing financial reports and appealing property values; and local and national manufacturers and real estate owners for which Burr Wolff serves as a consultant to lower tax assessments through appeal negotiations.