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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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| Mohammed Rizwan Aslam, 31, of Huddersfield Road, Dewsbury, is appealing his convictions and sentence.
| Raj Singh Barsran, 34, of Caldercliffe Road, Berry Brow, is appealing his convictions.
The court holds that a party may not appeal a procedural aspect of a substantive ruling without appealing the underlying ruling itself.
The Second, Third and Fifth Circuits have all indicated that, in dismissing the appeals of defendants who fled prior to appealing, they were exercising judicial discretion.(35) In contrast, the Eleventh Circuit stated in Holmes that the defendant, by fleeing before appeal, "waive[d] his right to appeal."(36) Thus, it would appear that the Eleventh Circuit's dismissal rule is automatically applied in pre-appeal flight situations, while the other circuits exercise discretion in pre-appeal flight cases.
On appeal, the Eleventh Circuit dismissed the appeal without an explanation.(60) The government argued that the fugitive dismissal rule, as developed by the Eleventh Circuit in Holmes, precluded the appeal of a defendant who escaped prior to appealing.61 Therefore, it can only be inferred that the court of appeals based the dismissal on the Holmes rule, which provides dismissal for defendants who flee prior to filing an appeal.(62)
What is the protest period for appealing an additional tax assessment?
"If they are appealing, I hope they lose," Kaufman said.