throw (oneself) on/at (someone's) mercy(redirected from throw on mercy)
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throw (oneself) on/at (someone's) mercy
To plead with someone, especially a figure of authority, 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, saying that her dependence on drugs led her to commit those crimes.