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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 (someone or something) dry

To take all of the resources that another person or thing has available. This phrase is often applied to money. Paying for my kids' education is just bleeding me dry. I hope I'll still be able to retire one day! Overhead costs are bleeding our business dry. We need to come up with a different way of doing things.
See also: bleed, dry

bleed for (someone or something)

1. To acutely feel another person's emotional pain along with them. My mother is a crying mess whenever she watches the news because she just bleeds for any victim of a tragedy.
2. To support something so passionately as to accept pain and suffering on its behalf. I know this is an unpopular cause, and I am willing to bleed for it—let's go to the protest!
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bleed from (somewhere)

To lose blood from an injured part of the body. After the car accident, the driver was dazed and bleeding from the head. The patient is bleeding from the abdomen—he needs surgery right away.
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bleed to death

To die due to losing excessive amounts of blood. If we don't get this patient into surgery right away, he is going to bleed to death from internal injuries.
See also: bleed, death

bleed (someone) white

To take all of the money that another person has, often through blackmail. The maid bled her famous employer white until he could no longer pay her the hush money.
See also: bleed, white

(one's) heart bleeds for (someone)

One feels sorrow or sadness for someone who is experiencing hardships. The phrase can also be said sarcastically to mean the opposite. My heart just bleeds for Nathan—his mom died unexpectedly last week. Yeah, yeah, my heart bleeds for you that you didn't get a full eight hours sleep. Meanwhile, I was up at 3 AM with a screaming toddler.
See also: bleed, heart

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 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 someone dry

or

bleed someone white

COMMON If someone or something bleeds, a person, organization, or country dry or bleeds them white, they take all of their money or resources from them. The first two interest payments had bled him dry. His realm had been bled dry by years of war with France. Note: In the past, doctors often treated patients by bleeding them, which involved removing some of their blood.
See also: bleed, dry

your heart bleeds for someone

If you say that your heart bleeds for someone, you mean that you feel a lot of sympathy for them because they are suffering. Note: The heart is traditionally regarded as the centre of the emotions. You looked so sad at the funeral and my heart bled for you. Note: This expression is often used ironically to show that you think someone does not deserve any sympathy, because you do not believe that they are genuinely suffering. She's had to sell one of her three houses? My heart bleeds for her! I must say, my heart bleeds for the poor investors who made a mere 15 per cent on their investment in one day. Compare with a bleeding heart.
See also: bleed, heart

bleed someone dry (or white)

drain someone of all their money or resources.
Since the late 17th century bleeding has been a metaphor for extorting money from someone. White refers to the physiological effect of losing blood.
1982 William Haggard The Mischief-Makers Her husband had been a wealthy man, the lady's solicitors sharp and ruthless, and her husband had been bled white to get rid of her.
See also: bleed, dry

my heart bleeds for you

I sympathize very deeply with you.
This image was used by Chaucer and Shakespeare to express sincere anguish. Nowadays, the phrase most often indicates the speaker's belief that the person referred to does not deserve the sympathy they are seeking.
See also: bleed, heart

bleed like a (stuck) pig

bleed copiously.
See also: bleed, like, pig

bleed somebody ˈdry/ˈwhite

(disapproving) take away all somebody’s money: He used to be quite wealthy, but his children have bled him dry.
See also: bleed, dry, somebody, white

your heart ˈbleeds for somebody

(ironic) used to say that you do not feel sympathy or pity for somebody: ‘I have to get up at 6 o’clock tomorrow!’ ‘Oh, my heart bleeds for you — I have to do that every single day!’ ▶ ˌbleeding ˈheart noun (disapproving) a person who is too kind and sympathetic towards people that other people think do not deserve kindness: a bleeding-heart liberal
See also: bleed, heart, somebody

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.