leave (someone) to (someone's) tender mercies

leave (someone) to (someone's) tender mercies
leave (someone) to (someone's) tender mercies humorous to let someone be dealt with by another person who is not likely to show them any kindness or sympathy.

Should I have a word with her myself or leave her to Mick's tender mercies?


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