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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?
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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 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

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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on appeal

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

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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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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.

on appeal

In the process of being appealed; while being appealed.
See also: appeal, on
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.
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Vets.gov also outlines what happens next in the appeals process and provides a time estimate for claimants, allowing veterans to see where they are in the board's docket.
In a case originating in juvenile and domestic relations district part, the court held that a party may not appeal a procedural aspect of a substantive ruling, in this case the amount of an appeal bond, without appealing the underlying ruling.
They have been in the custody of the Supreme Court pending the determination of an appeal to overturn their acquittal.
Most of the appeals are likely to relate to offers made on National Offer Days for entry to Reception and Year 7, although some will be for children transferring to a different school.
Secondary school appeals are slightly more successful but have not been higher than a 23% success rate in the past five years.
Appeals can provide an objective forum to ensure all sides are heard appropriately.
North Tyneside heard no secondary place appeals in 2014/15, despite nine being lodged, making it one of just five councils to hear no secondary appeals.
The parents of 19 children changed their minds part of the way through the process and withdrew their appeals. And the parents of 14 children were offered places at their preferred school while they were waiting for the appeal so they cancelled the appeal meeting.
Meanwhile, the tribunal, comprising Justice Khawaja Imtiaz Ahmad and Justice Muhammad Khalid Mehmood Khan, heard 69 election appeals and allowed four appeals whereas 24 appeals were dismissed, 29 adjourned and 12 appeals were referred to the Election Commission for fixing it before another tribunal after judges refused to hear matters.
HHS officials estimate that in 2011 there will be about 31 million people in new employer plans and another 10 million people in new individual market plans who will be able to take advantage of these new appeals opportunities.