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'price paid, payment for work'
, from merx
'things for sale'
if someone shows mercy, they choose to forgive or to be kind to someone who they have the power to hurt or punish
showed no mercy to
have mercy on
beg/cry/plead for mercy
The boy was screaming and begging for mercy.
at the mercy of somebody/something
unable to do anything to protect yourself from someone or something
After the boat's motor failed, they were at the mercy of the weather.
She was completely at his mercy.
mercy flight/mission etc
a journey taken to bring help to people
a mercy mission to help homeless refugees
leave somebody to somebody's (tender) mercies
to let someone be dealt with by another person, who may treat them very badly or strictly - used humorously
throw yourself on somebody's mercy
to ask someone to help you or forgive you when you are in a very bad situation
it's a mercy (that)
used to say that it is lucky that a worse situation was avoided
It's a mercy the accident happened so near the hospital.
➔ be thankful/grateful for small mercies
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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