bleed for (someone or something)

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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 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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I know a lot of hearts won't bleed for us on that but we already pay more in tax and levies than we make in profits.
They were prepared to go in where it hurts, knowing that if they got it wrong, they would take a whack and bleed for us.