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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bleed.
 
To make a man bleed is to make him pay dearly for something; to victimise him. Money is the life-blood of commerce.   1
   It makes my heart bleed. It makes me very sorrowful.   2
       
“She found them indeed,
But it made her heart bleed.”
       
Little Bo-Peep.
 


 Blear-eyed (The).Bleeding of a Dead Body (The). 

 
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