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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.
See also: appeal, street

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 from Philip drunk to Philip sober

To urge one to rethink something. The phrase refers to King Philip II of Macedon, who handed down 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 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

on appeal

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

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).
See also: appeal, caesar

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

on appeal

In the process of being appealed; while being appealed.
See also: appeal, on
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40) A final order, even if entered after another final order, is appealable under Rule 9.
On the other hand, a district court order that affirms a bankruptcy court's order on the merits is final and appealable.
Courts generally have recognized various classes of orders as appealable partial final judgments, including orders on dismissal, (21) permissive counterclaims, (22) cross-claims against different parties, (23) and summary judgment.
5) Since further judicial labor is required to dismiss the case, the order is not appealable.
The ruling is appealable before the WTO Appellate Body and the decision to appeal against the same is currently under active consideration, in light of the systemic concerns on some of India s claims denied by the Panel.
170 provides a nonexclusive list of 24 types of appealable orders in probate and guardianship proceedings.
His demands to dismiss his court-appointed lawyers also raised serious, appealable issues based on the Sixth Amendment right to self-representation.
President anticipates that any orders will be appealable and President will make a decision whether to pursue an appeal after review of the Court's order.
ADR is available to small business and individual taxpayers where a tax issue is in dispute, whether or not an appealable tax decision or assessment has been made by HMRC.
At that stage I would put it more simply: If the order dismisses the complaint only and there is permission to amend, it is not appealable.
The Mississippi State decision (which is appealable to the Fifth Circuit) closely followed Sierra Club, 86 F3d 1526 (9th Cir.
Goldberg proposed that an elected neighborhood council be created in each of the 15 City Council districts, with each council capable of making decisions on local planning issues, appealable to the City Council, as well as to prioritize budgeting of city funds.
Asked in an interview with reporters if the decision was still appealable, Drilon said: "No, you can appeal that to heaven.
Correctly determining whether an order is final and appealable is critical to avoiding a premature appeal.