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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.
See also: appeal, curb

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 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 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.
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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.
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on appeal

In the process of being appealed; while being appealed.
See also: appeal, on
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The trial court's ruling on the plaintiffs' attorneys' fees motion had been set forth in the same order as its denial of the defendants' post-trial motions, but the defendants had appealed from the earlier judgment, not from the post-trial order.
To avoid breaking the bank with tons of external appeals, there would be reasonable limits on the kinds of benefit decisions that could be appealed, a key concern voiced by the American Association of Health Plans.
The FEIS was appealed by many of the same groups who were appellants of the Cibola Plan and who were represented on the Las Huertas work group.
The Appeal Court's ruling was appealed to the Supreme Court by Tulikorpi where the Court allowed him his appeal, and ruled the Appeal Court was wrong in its view of applying the "least onerous and least restrictive" requirement only to the three potential outcomes.
However, the Foundation appealed this decision, and in January 2002, the Ontario Court of Appeal supported the lower court's decision, dismissing.
If IT&A denies a request, the denial can be appealed to an operating division's commissioner or an Appeals Deputy Director.
The district court dismissed the case as frivolous and the prisoner appealed. The appeals court affirmed in part and vacated in part.
The district court granted a permanent injunction and the officials appealed. The appeals court affirmed, finding that failure to provide free kosher meals violated the First Amendment, and that a proposal under which the prisoners would be required to make a 25% co-payment for the cost of providing such meals was not rationally related to the legitimate penological concerns of cost and abuse.
On receiving the check, the taxpayer held the check, refused to deposit it, immediately asked the company to take it back and appealed the distribution through the plan's formal appeal procedure.
The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants and the detainee appealed. The appeals court affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded.
The appraisal can help determine when and if the value of the property should be appealed to the local or state authorities.
The district court dismissed the complaint and the detainee appealed. The appeals court affirmed in part, vacated in part, and remanded.
A jury ruled in favor of the inmate and awarded $22,500 in compensatory damages; the prison officials appealed. The appeals court affirmed the district court verdict.