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from the Department of the Bleeding Obvious

Of such an obvious meaning or implication as to be completely redundant, superfluous, or unnecessary. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Pauline: "The Prime Minister has said that lower-class families are bearing the brunt of the recession worse than anyone else." Johnny: "Wow, any other riveting news from the Department of the Bleeding Obvious?"

bleeding edge

1. adjective (hyphenated and used before a noun) Of or being in the most advanced position, practice, or technology in a given area, activity, or endeavor. Scientists at the local university are pioneering bleeding-edge cancer research. The company has released some of the most bleeding-edge smartphones in the world.
2. noun The most advanced position, practice, or technology in a given area, activity, or endeavor. The work their organization is doing at the moment is the bleeding edge of public health. Anthony's fascination with gadgetry always has him at the bleeding edge of the latest technology.
See also: bleeding, edge

a bleeding heart

A person who shows an overwhelming and often ostentatious display of sympathy, especially for those perceived as victims. He only voted for the tax increase because he's a bleeding heart. He really believes all of that extra money is going to help the homeless.
See also: bleeding, heart

bleeding heart

Fig. someone, usually considered politically liberal or leftist, who is very emotional about certain political issues, such as endangered species, downtrodden people, the suffering poor, etc. Bob is such a bleeding heart. No cause is too far out for him.
See also: bleeding, heart

on the bleeding edge

 and on the leading edge
having the most advanced technology; knowing about the most advanced technology. (Alludes to the cutting edge of a sword.) This gadget is brand new. It's really on the bleeding edge. Tom is on the leading edge when it comes to optical storage technology.
See also: bleeding, edge, on

a bleeding heart

someone who shows too much sympathy for everyone The anti-hunting campaigners are just a bunch of bleeding hearts who don't understand the countryside.
See also: bleeding, heart

on the bleeding edge

phr. having the most advanced technology; knowing about the most advanced technology. (Jocular. More advanced than on the cutting edge.) Tom is on the bleeding edge when it comes to optical storage technology.
See also: bleeding, edge, on
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1 The Coagulation Factors: Compound Name, Associated Bleeding Disorder and Bleeding SeverityTable 2.
We recommended routine tracheotomy care and a reassessment if the bleeding recurred.
org, where the bleeding disorders community can post comments about the importance of their support networks.
8%) experienced a major bleeding event as defined by International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis criteria.
Dr Kibet Shikuku, a haematologist at the Kenyatta National Hospital, said that people with haemophilia or allied bleeding disorders face the risk of heavy bleeding during circumcision.
The WFH and the Danish Society of Haemophilia will hold a joint symposium, focusing on future perspectives and challenges for the global bleeding disorders community.
A slightly greater amount of rectal bleeding was noticed during the biopsy, but the procedure was otherwise uneventful.
Any benefit of low-dose aspirin might be offset by the risk of major bleeding.
The patients were evaluated in terms of age, gender, baseline findings, familial history of consanguineous marriage and similar disease, bleeding frequency, transfusion frequency, laboratory findings and treatments administered in case of bleeding.
Nonmenstrual bleeding occurs in more than 20% of women taking OCs regardless of the product or duration of the cycle.
Anterior bleeding sites are bleeders anterior to the bony nasal aperture, and are relatively easy to manage because the vessel may be visualised and controlled with basic equipment such as a headlight, nasal suction device and nasal speculum and simple cautery techniques.
My gastroenterologist treated me with Anusol, but I am still getting blood clots and bleeding In January 2007.
Abnormal uterine bleeding describes bleeding that is excessive or outside the normal menstrual cycle.
Control of post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage--both arterial and venous--involves evacuation of the clot from the tonsillar fossa, tamponade of the bleeding site, and sometimes cauterization of the bleeding vessel.
This event often causes panic in the sufferer and onlookers, especially if the bleeding is heavy or goes on for a while.