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sweat equity

unreimbursed labor that results in the increased value of property or that is invested to establish or expand an enterprise.
1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples from the web for sweat equity
  • It is painstakingly constructed with sweat equity, vision, investment and long-term commitment.
  • Homebuyers must contribute a significant amount of sweat equity toward the construction of their homes.
  • Each family is providing sweat equity in building the project, on land donated by the city.
  • Most small business owners build their businesses through sweat equity, and you probably will, too.
Slang definitions & phrases for sweat equity

sweat equity

noun phrase

An equity or stake earned by hard work rather than purchase: They've demonstrated with sweat equity that they're team players (1968+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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