at the mercy of meaning

  "at the mercy of" in a sentence
Wholly in the power of

[American slang]
adj. phr. In the power of; subject to the will and wishes of; without defense against. The champion had the other boxer at his mercy. The picnic was at the mercy of the weather. The small grocer was at the mercy of people he owed money to.

Examples

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  1. the ship was at the mercy of the storm.
  2. the vessels were tossed hither and thither at the mercy of the winds and waves.
  3. one's happiness must in some measure be always at the mercy of chance.
  4. one's happiness must in some measure be always at the mercy of chance.
  5. if you export nothing but raw materials, you're at the mercy of world prices.

Related Words

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  2. at the last minute meaning
  3. at the latest meaning
  4. at the least meaning
  5. at the market meaning
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  7. at the mercy of someone meaning
  8. at the money meaning
  9. at the most meaning
  10. at the opening order meaning
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