Heart bleeds for them - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
(one's) heart bleeds for (someone) (redirected from heart bleeds for them)
(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.
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.
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
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.
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
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I realise that some of those who lost their jobs may have been lucky enough to find other work but many will not and will be finding things very tough; my heart bleeds for them
My heart bleeds for them
but not as much as it bleeds for the millions of kids who wonder where their next meal is coming from or why they don't have a dad.
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