throw (oneself) upon (someone's) mercy(redirected from throw oneself (up)on someone's mercy)
throw (oneself) upon (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 upon your mercy and beg for forgiveness. She threw herself upon the court's mercy, saying that her dependence on drugs led her to commit those crimes.
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- throw (oneself) on/at (someone's) mercy
- throw (oneself) on/at the mercy of (someone)
- throw (oneself) upon the mercy of (someone)
- throw oneself at the mercy of some authority
- throw oneself on the mercy of
- throw yourself on somebody's mercy
- place (oneself) at (someone's) mercy
- at the mercy of somebody/something
- say uncle
- say uncle, to