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bleed the lizard

slang, vulgar To urinate, said of or by a male. After my third cup of coffee, I really had to go bleed the lizard.
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nosebleed seat

A seat very high up in a stadium or theater, as for a sporting event, musical performance, play, etc., which typically costs less money but has a restricted view. "Nosebleed" refers jocularly to the effects of extremely high altitudes on the body, which can often cause nasal hemorrhaging, among other symptoms. I wish you wouldn't be so stingy when you're buying tickets. I'm sick of watching football games in the nosebleed seats! I waited too long to get tickets to the concert, so all that was left was a nosebleed seat way in the back.
See also: nosebleed, seat

the nosebleed section

A seating area very high up in a stadium or theater, as for a sporting event, musical performance, play, etc., which typically costs less money but has a restricted view. "Nosebleed" refers jocularly to the effects of extremely high altitudes on the body, which can often cause nasal hemorrhaging, among other symptoms. I wish you wouldn't be so stingy when you're buying tickets. I'm sick of watching football games up in the nosebleed section! I waited too long to get tickets to the concert, so all that was left was a seat in the nosebleed section way in the back.
See also: nosebleed, section

the nosebleeds

A seating area very high up in a stadium or theater, as for a sporting event, musical performance, play, etc., which typically costs less money but has a restricted view. "Nosebleed" refers jocularly to the effects of extremely high altitudes on the body, which can often cause nasal hemorrhaging, among other symptoms. I wish you wouldn't be so stingy when you're buying tickets. I'm sick of watching football games up in the nosebleeds! I waited too long to get tickets to the concert, so all that was left was a seat in the nosebleeds way at the back.
See also: nosebleed

bleed for someone

Fig. to feel the emotional pain that someone else is feeling; to sympathize or empathize with someone. I just bled for him when I heard his sad story. We bled for her as she related her recent woes.
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bleed from something

for blood to emerge from a wound or other source. He was bleeding from a number of wounds. He bled from his mouth and nose.
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bleed someone white

 and bleed someone dry
to take all of someone's money; to extort money from someone. The creeps tried to bleed me white. Richard got a picture of Fred and Joan together and tried to bleed both of them dry by threatening to show it to their spouses.
See also: bleed, white

bleed to death

to die from the loss of blood. If something isn't done, he will bleed to death. I cut my finger. I hope I don't bleed to death.
See also: bleed, death

bleed somebody/something dry

to use up everything someone or something has available The city is losing money at a rate that eventually will bleed it dry. I'm worried that the medical bills will bleed my parents dry.
Etymology: based on the idea of a person losing so much blood that they die
See also: bleed, dry

bleed for somebody/something

to suffer for someone or something My father said that when he was in college he was a hopeless liberal who bled for causes.
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of bleed for someone/something (to be injured or killed while supporting an idea or protecting your country)
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your heart bleeds (for somebody)

you feel sadness and sympathy for someone When my little girl cries in the night, my heart bleeds.
See also: bleed, heart

bleed somebody dry

to take someone's money until most or all of it has gone Repayments on the new furniture were bleeding me dry.
See also: bleed, dry

your heart bleeds

if your heart bleeds for someone who is in trouble, you feel sadness and sympathy for them
Usage notes: This phrase is often used humorously to mean the opposite.
(often + for ) My heart bleeds for the poor children caught up in the fighting. Brenda can't afford another diamond necklace? My heart bleeds!
See also: bleed, heart

bleed someone white

Extort money, take someone's last penny. For example, That contractor would have bled the department white, but fortunately he was apprehended in time . Presumably this term alludes to losing so much blood that one turns pale (and perhaps also to the idea that money is the life blood of commerce). [First half of 1900s]
See also: bleed, white

my heart bleeds for you

I don't feel at all sorry for you, I don't sympathize, as in You only got a five percent raise? My heart bleeds for you. Originating in the late 1300s, this hyperbolic expression of sympathy has been used ironically since the mid-1700s.
See also: bleed, heart

bleed

tv. to drain someone of money through extortion or continuous demands for payment. I’m going to bleed you till I get what I deserve.

bleed for someone

in. to sympathize with someone. I really bleed for you, but there’s nothing I can do.
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bleed someone white

and bleed someone dry
tv. to take all of someone’s money; to extort money from someone. (see also bleed.) The creeps tried to bleed me white. These taxes are going to bleed me dry!
See also: bleed, white

bleed someone dry

verb
See also: bleed, dry
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Our results indicate that direct localisation of the posterior bleed should become the routine, first-line management in the treatment of posterior epistaxis.
Also, if you have repeated nose bleeds you may need to see your doctor to check for an underlying disease which could be stopping the blood from clotting properly.
Some people just seem prone to nose bleeds, and if you are one of those it can help to sleep with a humidifier in your bedroom, as dry air is very irritating.
Surgical treatment was necessary for only five of the primary bleeds and four of the secondary bleeds.
von Willebrand's Disease (VWD): Overview, Treatment and Experience," Saturday, November 6, 7:00-9:00 AM - Topics presented by Tom Abshire, MD will include an overview of VWD, appropriate and timely treatment of bleeds, prophylaxis and surgery.
Given that more than 50% of the post-tonsillectomy bleeds in this study required some sort of intervention to control their bleeding, this period of observation appears to be warranted.
As a result, they bleed more when injured and may develop spontaneous hemorrhage in muscles, joints and other areas of the body.