throw (oneself) on/at (someone's) mercy

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throw (oneself) on/at (someone's) mercy

To plead with someone to show one lenience and mercy. I have no excuse for what I did; I can only throw myself on your mercy and beg for forgiveness. She threw herself at the court's mercy, arguing that her dependence on drugs led her to commit those crimes.
See also: mercy, on, throw