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Appeal from Philip drunk to Philip sober proverbial saying, implying that an opinion or decision reflects only a passing mood. The original allusion is to Philip, King of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great, who is said to have been the subject of such an appeal.

appeal to Caesar appeal to the highest possible authority, originally with reference to the claim made by the apostle Paul to have his case heard in Rome, which was his right as a Roman citizen, ‘I appeal unto Caesar’ (Acts 25:11).

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