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English definition of “my heart bleeds for sb”

my heart bleeds for sb

used to say that you feel great sadness for someone. This phrase is often used humorously to mean the opposite: humorous John complains he only has two cars - my heart bleeds for him (= I certainly do not feel sadness about that)!Sympathy and compassion
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