Meaning of “bleeding heart” in the English Dictionary

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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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