(one's) heart bleeds for (someone)

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(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

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

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, someone

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

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
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Do not," says he, "impose so harsh a command upon me--my heart bleeds faster than those lips.
She says, "When I think of your life sacrificed to that wretched woman, my heart bleeds for you.
he exclaimed, ``he is a good youth, and my heart bleeds to see the gore trickle down his rich embroidered hacqueton, and his corslet of goodly price but to carry him to our house
Then Minerva said, "Father, son of Saturn, King of kings, it served Aegisthus right, and so it would any one else who does as he did; but Aegisthus is neither here nor there; it is for Ulysses that my heart bleeds, when I think of his sufferings in that lonely sea-girt island, far away, poor man, from all his friends.
Gentlemen," he said, "this is a serious business and my heart bleeds as if you had pierced it through and through.
Leach and Johnson were the two particular victims of Wolf Larsen's diabolic temper, and the look of profound melancholy which had settled on Johnson's face and in his eyes made my heart bleed.
my friend, how would your tender heart bleed did you but know the least of my sufferings; but they are all requited by the delightful anticipations of Park-Place.
That dear name, so delightful to pronounce, made his heart bleed, although so sweet upon his lips.
My heart bleed for that poor boy, that dear boy, so of the age of mine own boy had I been so blessed that he live, and with his hair and eyes the same.
Azam Baig Tajik, an activist, posted in his Facebook timeline 'We are sorry for the poor girl - my heart bleeds.
As the father of the organization, my heart bleeds when I sign dismissal orders for delinquent policemen.
I hope you understand why my heart bleeds when I hear about Catholics who agree that addicts are not human,' he said in his homily at a Mass during the Singles for Christ (SFC) International Conference in Makati City.
British DJ Pete Farmer, 45, who was locked up for two years in the men's section of Al-Qanater jail, said: "My heart bleeds for her.
MUMBAI: Filmmaker Karan Johar says his heart bleeds for the lives lost in the Uri terror attack and he understands the anger in the country but boycotting artistes from Pakistan is no solution to terrorism.
I understand the anger and the anguish that surround us and I empathise, my heart bleeds for the lost lives.