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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

To attempt to change a legal decision. Don't worry, we will appeal against the judge's sentence.
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appeal to

1. To ask for something, usually in an urgent or pleading manner Appeal to your congressmen if you really want lower taxes.
2. To spark one's interest or appreciation. Tall, dark-haired guys always appeal to me. That style of architecture just doesn't appeal to me.
3. To resonate with one's specific interests or feelings. The beauty of her prose appeals to my poetic sensibilities. The idea of stronger laws for criminals appeals to me as a mother.
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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 from Philip drunk to Philip sober

ask someone to reconsider, with the suggestion that an earlier opinion or decision represented only a passing mood.
This phrase comes from an anecdote told by the Roman historian and moralist Valerius Maximus concerning an unjust judgement given by King Philip of Macedon : the woman condemned by Philip declared that she would appeal to him once again, but this time when he was sober.
See also: appeal, drunk, sober

appeal to Caesar

appeal to the highest possible authority.
The allusion is to the claim made by the apostle Paul to have his case heard in Rome, which was his right as a Roman citizen: ‘I appeal unto Caesar’ (Acts 25:11).
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appeal to

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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appeal efforts Ten agencies, groups and organizations that joined with the city of Santa Clarita's appeal of the federal government's approval of a proposed sand and gravel mine in Canyon Country.
29 opinion written by Clinton appointee Justice Stephen Breyer, and joined in by Chief Justice Rehnquist, and justices O'Connor, Stevens, and Souter, the court determined that the rules can be challenged only in the context of an appeal brought by an individual facility that has "exhausted its administrative remedies" before an administrative law judge, after sanctions have been imposed.
How is the state's administrative appeals procedure organized?
Levies: The CAP can be used before or after a levy is made, before or after a seizure and, as with liens, can be used by nominees and third parties holding taxpayer property (however, for a seizure, the appeal must be made within 10 business days after the Notice of Seizure is given to the taxpayer).
1998) (recognizing that "[a] district court's ruling on a bankruptcy appeal enjoys little more precedential weight than does the original bankruptcy decision itself," and that appeals by fight to district court and then to court of appeals "serve[ ] no practical purpose, and may actually be a detriment to the efficient administration of bankruptcy"); Paul M.
Certain Compliance Coordinated Issues or Appeals Coordinated Issues;
Co-founder Waiter Wolff will lead a new division focused on managing large-property appeals for existing customers and recruiting new customers that will benefit from the firm's aggressive approach to appeals.
In the square-mile section of Hyde Park township, where Anderson and many other Washington Park residents live, the number of assessment appeals grew from 17 in 2000 to 153 in 2003, one of the city's highest increases.
Peddle, who surmised that donations that might have gone to the appeal went instead to Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) and other organizations raising money for tsunami relief.
On their first appeal to a special grade review panel - which nearly always sides with teachers over students - the Wolins got a recommendation to raise Amanda's two B's to A's after finding her teachers ``incompetent'' and ``acting in bad faith.
Rarely does the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims actually decide the merits of veterans' appeals.
Appeal of district court order enforcing administrative subpoena issued by the Board.
If an M+CO makes a determination that is unfavorable in whole or in part, regarding a request for services or payment of a claim, the beneficiary may request an appeal from the M+CO.
If the IRS denies the request, the taxpayer may request a conference with ARDA-LC; there is no formal appeal procedure.