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at the mercy of

  1. Without any protection against, as in On top of Mount Washington we were at the mercy of the elements . [Late 1600s]

  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]



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