Meaning of “bleeding heart” in the English Dictionary

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"bleeding heart" in British English

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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)

"bleeding heart" in American English

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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)

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