Reference Entry

mercy

Edited by John Ayto

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

Third edition

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199543793
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191727689
mercy

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be thankful (or grateful) for small mercies be relieved that an unpleasant situation is alleviated by minor advantages.

Reference Entry.  19 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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