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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.
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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.
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bleeding heart

a person considered to be dangerously soft-hearted, typically someone too liberal or left-wing in their political beliefs. informal
2005 DVD Verdict Ed Bannon is the lone voice of antagonistic reason in an army filled with lily-livered bleeding hearts.
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don't just share a love for ballet, they share a love for harmonizing, which is something they do very well on this set of bleeding-heart folk rockers.
Q: If Rush Limbaugh were to call me a fuzzy-minded elitist knee-jerk bleeding-heart liberal sissy without cojones enough to support the death penalty, I would:
While this may seem like a ranting from a bleeding-heart pinko, how can you honestly justify cracking jokes when any living thing's life is being taken for your betterment?
So I'm not a bleeding-heart Hollywood liberal or a socialist.
Bleeding-heart Cellestine Hannemann (Your Opinion, Nov.
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I don't know which is more absurd, Jerry Falwell's claim that God ``lifted the curtain of protection'' or some reader's bleeding-heart claim that we are a target for terrorism because the ``have-not people of the world do not have a stake in our system.
I choose instead to weather the cynicism toward bleeding-heart celebrities and try to help persuade the slightly more liberal one of the two accounting firms we call our major parties to return to the principles of the Democratic Party of my youth.
More than two decades of coddling criminals under old guard, bleeding-heart liberal policies resulted in more fear, more violent crime and more victims.
If he was offended, it is proof that his bloodline has been thinned by marriages to those with whining, bleeding-heart histories.