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bleeding heartnoun [C]

uk   /ˌbliː.dɪŋ ˈhɑːt/ us   /ˌbliː.dɪŋ ˈhɑːrt/ disapproving
someone who shows too much sympathy for everyone: [before noun] I'm sick of bleeding-heart liberal politicians.
(Definition of bleeding heart from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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bleeding heartnoun [U]

/ˈbli·dɪŋ ˈhɑrt/
disapproving someone who is too sympathetic about people in need: He is not a typical bleeding heart, which makes his support for child care so important.
(Definition of bleeding heart from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bleeding heart”
in Chinese (Simplified) 过于善良的人,老好人…
in Chinese (Traditional) 過於善良的人,過份討好人…
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