bleed for someone

bleed for (someone/something) to suffer for someone or something.

My father said that when he was in college he was a hopeless liberal who bled for causes.

Etymology: based on the literal meaning of bleed for someone/something (= to be injured or killed while supporting an idea or protecting your country)

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  • bleed for something — bleed for (someone/something) to suffer for someone or something. My father said that when he was in college he was a hopeless liberal who bled for causes. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of bleed for someone/something (= to be injured or …   New idioms dictionary

  • bleed for — (someone/something) to suffer for someone or something. My father said that when he was in college he was a hopeless liberal who bled for causes. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of bleed for someone/something (= to be injured or killed… …   New idioms dictionary

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