bleeding heart


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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
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Blunkett needs to delve deeper and ask himself a hard question: "Why are these bleeding hearts so influential?
Mirror readers can buy 10 Bleeding Hearts for just pounds 10.
The plant grows to about knee-height with an abundance of perfect heart-shaped flowers in pink or white with a little drop at the lowest point, hence the name bleeding heart.
11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Aida Zilelian's The Legacy of Lost Things, a powerful and haunting first novel that delves deeply into the struggles and dysfunctions of an Armenian immigrant family living in the United States, will be the second book published by Bleeding Heart Publications, a new literary publishing house based in Southeast Asia that specializes in creative non-fiction and fiction for the U.
The implication is that the bleeding heart is somehow being duped.
LOVE is in the air at Redcar's Kirkleatham Owl Centre - but one feathered friend is nursing a bleeding heart.
Published in association with Brooklyn Botanic Garden, this lovely book describes the many kinds of bleeding heart and how to grow them in the garden.
Not for her the bleeding heart celeb interview or the round of chat show moaning, just a determination to get on with the jobs what a trooper.
Bleeding Heart is committed to the manufacture and supply of garments from Fiji under fair trade principles.
WHEN are the bleeding heart motorists going to come to their senses?
Stranger still that a bleeding heart of Nick Godfrey's empassioned ilk ('the poor stable staff') should choose to spend virtually his entire career as a low-ranking flunkey of an absolute monarchical family (Sheikh Mohammed used to own the Racing Post, for the uninitiated).
Incidentally, before all the bleeding heart liberals get the wagon rolling with cries of 'racist', I am not a racist.
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Jodi "The Terminator" Stefanick, R-Ballwin: Rookie representative Stefanick raised the ire of "the bleeding heart liberal crowd" this session with her legislation to terminate state-funded medical services for the poor and indigent.