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bleeding heart

noun [C] uk   disapproving us  
someone who shows too much sympathy for everyone: [before noun] I'm sick of bleeding-heart liberal politicians.
Translations of “bleeding heart”
in Chinese (Traditional) 過於善良的人,過份討好人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 过于善良的人,老好人…
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