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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.
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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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At about the same time, the Aedui, a tribe based between the Saone and Loire rivers and friendly to Rome, appealed to Caesar for his support in a war with their neighbours, the Arverni and the Sequani.
--Paul, before Festus in Caesarea, had appealed to Caesar. Now, together with other prisoners, he was being taken by sea, under the charge of the centurion Julius, to Rome.