Question by  Kristina (22)

What is the definition of "bleeding heart"?


Answer by  jamieellison (1637)

Bleeding heart is often used as a somewhat derogatory term for individuals who are concerned about the social welfare of others and are willing to expend government funds to alleviate the suffering of these individuals.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

A bleeding heart's someone who is excessively sympathetic, ie, their heart is bleeding for the victim. I can't find precise etymological background, but the term has been in use constantly.

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