One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used ironically to imply that the person referred to does not deserve the sympathetic response they are seeking.‘‘I flew out here feeling tired and overworked.’ ‘My heart bleeds for you!’ she replied’
grieve, ache, sorrow, be sorrowful, be sad, mourn, be mournful, be distressed, be in distress, be miserable, lament, feel, suffer, agonize, anguish, be in anguishView synonyms
- ‘Oh how my heart bleeds for those poor workers that got nearly all their ‘entitlements’ courtesy of the taxpayer after years in a union-sheltered workshop.’
- ‘Aw, bless you poor thing, my heart just bleeds, love!’
- ‘I mean, your heart just bleeds for the chap in the photograph, doesn't it?’
- ‘Well, my heart bleeds over a journalist complaining about someone else only printing half the story.’
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