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sweat something out

Slang definitions & phrases for sweat something out

sweat something out

verb phrase

To endure or suffer, esp with nervous anticipation: a young writer sweating out the creation of his first short stories

[1876+; revived during WWII]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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