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bleeding heart

bleeding heart

Date: Mar 28 2013


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“You have so much passion and such a bleeding heart. You believe not only in your films but what your films can do for people, and that is the most important thing that I have learned from you.”

- Actress Jennifer Lawrence on her Silver Linings Playbook director, David O. Russell.


— 女演员詹妮弗·劳伦斯 (Jennifer Lawrence) 谈论其参演影片《乌云背后的幸福线》(Silver Linings Playbook) 的导演大卫·欧·拉塞尔 (David O. Russell)。


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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extreme care for and sympathy toward others

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Do you know anyone who just cares so much about other people? These types of people are always volunteering their time for important causes, or giving money to charity, or just listening to strangers’ stories on the bus. They feel so much. It’s as if they can’t contain their hearts inside their bodies. Their hearts are bleeding compassion all over the place.

Usually you can just refer to someone as a bleeding heart. You don’t even need to add the word “person” afterwards. If you describe someone as a bleeding heart, your listeners should know that you are talking about the kind of person who just keeps on giving. You might also describe someone as a “bleeding-heart type.”

Actress Jennifer Lawrence uses the expression a bit more literally. Describing the director of her latest film (for which she just won an Oscar), she says that he literally has a bleeding heart. She’s still using it metaphorically, but she’s referring to the heart itself, rather than the whole person. She means that David O. Russell is one of those people who just wants to give back to other people. In this case, he does so with his films.

Do you know anyone who’s a bleeding heart? Do you think one should try to be this way, or does it have its drawbacks?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“She’s such a bleeding heart that I hope she remembers to take care of herself, too.”

“What a bleeding heart! She just gave 20 dollars to that person begging for money.”

“It’s weird. He’s such a bleeding heart-type, but he’s always dating really mean women.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

It is a person who has a tender heart for people and sympathizes with their problems.
by englishteacher24/7
Olivine have such a wide heart and full of feeling
by Olivine
Plx one who feels emotion and pity for everyone and everything
by Plx
FUN777 Loving and sensitive heart.
by FUN777
TITO007 Feeling sorry for everything and everyone and giving in to emotions quickly
by TITO007
Nijar kind,sensitive heart.
by Nijar
Crizsearch softhearted person or exccesively sympathetic.
by Crizsearch
Julissita Kind-hearted, generous.
by Julissita

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

someone with a kind heart , who helps anybody whitout expect .

who has a reall big heart , as big as ocean , rain , ...

10:32 AM Mar 28 2013 |




From time to time we face problems and sometimes the problems get worse that we can’t handle it by ourselves and we need someone to back us up, some people think everyone has to just take care of himself cause we all have problems but in reality we need to be a bleeding heart toward each other.

10:14 AM Mar 28 2013 |




 It is very difficult to meet a bleeding heart nowdays.People became selfish and prefer to live for themselves.And when we meet such person it causes good feelings,because there are many people who really need bleeding hearts.

08:18 AM Mar 28 2013 |



A bleeding heart usually gets more happiness because of his/her keeping on giving.

08:09 AM Mar 28 2013 |




It is hard to live as bleeding heart. There are many people who want to use you and trick you. It is ok to be quite bleeding heart, but not extremely bleeding heart. This world usually does not respect such people.

08:03 AM Mar 28 2013 |


United States

Nowdays beeing a bleeding heart is a kind of hard work… the society mostly defines such people as weak.

And here the bleeding heart becomes the “whipping boy”.    

08:00 AM Mar 28 2013 |



Russian Federation

For sure, being a bleeding heart is a great feature of any peson whoever they are. That’s really the thing we all are lacking in. Nevertheless, lot’s of those people, as far as I see around though, are just constantly being used by those whose sincerity should have been doubted. Therefore, I’d rather they were more attentive and less naive towards people, yet people’s kindness and sympathy will be worthy of admiration througout centuries.

06:52 AM Mar 28 2013 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

can be good person but st cause problem for person

06:03 AM Mar 28 2013 |



Kind-hearted and sensitive 

05:50 AM Mar 28 2013 |

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Ngubo Sixtus

South Africa

i do praise those people  helping others with something they need very much, god must bless them. bleeding heart feels sympathic to any needy person.

05:01 AM Mar 28 2013 |




Being a bleeding heart is one of the most impressive characteristic of any individual human being. In order to being such a person, we should pay attention to our existing situation. I mean we cann’t live forever so it is the great way to be giving if we have enough. I assume everybody has this kind of quality which has originated from his/er creation. I wish anyone who is able to aim others try to help them because it keeps our society to be peaceful and secure.    

04:38 AM Mar 28 2013 |

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