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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 from Philip drunk to Philip sober

To urge one to rethink something. The phrase refers to King Philip II of Macedon, who made an unwelcome decision and was challenged with an appeal to "Philip sober." If you're unhappy with his decision, then why don't you appeal from Philip drunk to Philip sober?
See also: appeal, drunk, sober

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 to Caesar

To direct a plea to the most powerful person in a particular setting or situation. No one else has the authority to overturn this decision—you'll have to appeal to Caesar on this one.
See also: appeal, caesar

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.
See also: appeal, curb

on appeal

As a result of an appeal to a higher court. Her conviction was overturned on appeal.
See also: appeal, on

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.
See also: appeal, street
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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).
See also: appeal, caesar
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

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.
See also: appeal
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

on appeal

In the process of being appealed; while being appealed.
See also: appeal, on
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Second, having found that the decision was a final judgment, the district court must then determine that there is no "just reason for delay" in certifying it as final and immediately appealable. This inquiry is required because not all final judgments on individual claims should be immediately appealable.
In such case, the failure to file an amended complaint does not transform the dismissal order into an appealable final judgment.
Rule 9.170 provides a nonexclusive list of orders rendered in probate and guardianship cases that finally determine a right or obligation and are, thus, appealable. The list includes orders that:
In the case above, the order granting Grutz's motion for summary judgment would certainly be appealable to the Appellate Division.
The new rule organized the previous categories of appealable nonfinal orders into tidy subparagraphs.
'In this case, the public respondent committed or acted with grave abuse of discretion in issuing the assailed resolution granting a TRO against an appealable decision of the Office of the Ombudsman, when jurisprudence is clear on the matter and the principle as to the nature of such Ombudsman decision is already settled.
Nevertheless, subsection (d) of section 2703 allows "a court issuing an order pursuant to this section, on a motion made promptly by the service provider, to quash or modify such order, if the information or records requested are unusually voluminous in nature or compliance with such order otherwise would cause an undue burden on such provider." The primary question before us in this appeal is whether - assuming, without deciding, the propriety of a motion to quash an SCA warrant (as opposed to a subsection [d] court order) in the first instance--an order resolving a motion to quash SCA warrants is appealable.
While Qualcomm does not agree with the decision, it is binding and not appealable. The arbitration decision was limited to prepayment provisions unique to BlackBerry's license agreement with Qualcomm and has no impact on agreements with any other licensee.
*The PTAB decision has no preclusive effect in the district court, because it is not appealable. 2016 U.S.
Also, this award decision is appealable not later than 23 February 2016.
The appealable verdicts, which included death sentences against other senior Brotherhood figures, drew criticism from the United States, United Nations and the European Union.
This is expected to positively impact GFH's financial results, subject to the full enforcement of the court's verdict, which is currently appealable before the Court of Cassation, the group's statement said.
Also in accordance with article 347 NCPC "The appeal to reconsider the appealable verdicts that have recognized in the law would prevent the execution, although the court which issued the final verdict had announced it as final unless in some exceptions made by the law".
"The said statement about the report on the inquiry into the 2018/2022 FIFA World Cup bidding process does not constitute a decision and as such is neither legally binding nor appealable."