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appeal against (something)
To attempt to change a legal decision. Don't worry, we will appeal against the judge's sentence. I'm afraid the jury's verdict stands. You cannot appeal against it. What recourse do we have? Can we appeal against this decision?
See also: appeal
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? She can't be serious with this. I think she'll change her mind if we appeal from Philip drunk to Philip sober. I'm sorry, sir, but because I believe this is a terrible decision, I simply must appeal from Philip drunk to Philip sober
appeal to (someone or something)
1. To ask for something, usually in an urgent or pleading manner Appeal to your congressmen if you really want lower taxes. You can appeal to Mom all you want, she's still not going to let you go to a high school party. I appealed to the boss for more time, in light of the printing issue, but nope, he still wants everything done by tomorrow.
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. Going to college in a rural setting just doesn't appeal to Stephanie.
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. I'm sorry, but sushi just doesn't appeal to me. The thought of eating raw fish is nauseating, quite frankly.
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. Well, I guess there's nothing more we can do if we've appealed to Caesar and been rebuffed. I've only worked here a few months, so I don't think I have the clout to appeal to Caesar on anything yet.
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.
As a result of an appeal to a higher court. Her conviction was overturned on 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 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.
See also: appeal
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
appeal from Philip drunk to Philip soberask 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.
appeal to Caesarappeal 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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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.
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.
In the process of being appealed; while being appealed.
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.