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sweat definition

  1. tv. & in.
    to fret (about something) while waiting for an outcome. : This whole promotion business really has me sweating.
  2. n.
    trouble; bother. (See also no sweat.) : I can handle it. It won't cause me any sweat.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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In addition to the idioms beginning with sweat, also see by the sweat of one's brow; in a cold sweat; no problem (sweat).

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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