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English definition of “my heart bleeds for sb”

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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)!
(Definition of my heart bleeds for sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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