noun, plural mer·cies for 4, 5.
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British Dictionary definitions for at the mercy of
noun plural -cies
Word Origin for mercy
Idioms and Phrases with at the mercy of (1 of 2)
Also, at someone's mercy. Subject to the power of, helpless against, as in The captured rebels were at the mercy of the army commander. [Late 1500s]
Without any protection against, as in On top of Mount Washington we were at the mercy of the elements. [Late 1600s]
Idioms and Phrases with at the mercy of (2 of 2)
see at the mercy of.