left to the mercies of


left to the mercies of
giver over to the mercy of -, submitted to the compassion of -

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • leave somebody to the mercies of somebody — leave sb/sth to the mercy/mercies of sb/sth idiom to leave sb/sth in a situation that may cause them to suffer or to be treated badly • privatized companies left to the mercy of market forces • (humorous) I ll leave you to the tender mercies of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • leave something to the mercies of somebody — leave sb/sth to the mercy/mercies of sb/sth idiom to leave sb/sth in a situation that may cause them to suffer or to be treated badly • privatized companies left to the mercy of market forces • (humorous) I ll leave you to the tender mercies of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • leave somebody to the mercies of something — leave sb/sth to the mercy/mercies of sb/sth idiom to leave sb/sth in a situation that may cause them to suffer or to be treated badly • privatized companies left to the mercy of market forces • (humorous) I ll leave you to the tender mercies of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • leave something to the mercies of something — leave sb/sth to the mercy/mercies of sb/sth idiom to leave sb/sth in a situation that may cause them to suffer or to be treated badly • privatized companies left to the mercy of market forces • (humorous) I ll leave you to the tender mercies of… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • The History of King Lear — 2001, p. 247; Grace Ioppolo, ed., King Lear , New York, Norton Critical Edition, 2008, Introduction, p. xii.] Unlike Shakespeare s tragedy, Tate s play has a happy ending, with Lear regaining his throne, Cordelia marrying Edgar, and Edgar… …   Wikipedia

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  • to the mercy of — (or to the (tender) mercies of) : without any protection from (someone or something you cannot control) He had to leave his boat to the mercy of the storm. As the army retreated, the people were left to the mercies of the advancing enemy. • • •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • leave someone to the (tender) mercies of — humorous phrase to put someone into a situation where they could be treated in a strict or unfair way by someone or something We were left to the tender mercies of the local police. Thesaurus: to cause problems for someone or somethingsynonym… …   Useful english dictionary


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