unreimbursed labor that results in the increased value of property or that is invested to establish or expand an enterprise.
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How to use sweat equity in a sentence
My sweat equity paid off, and for a few moments I had the place to myself—pretty amazing, considering this is one of the park’s most iconic stops.
“They wanted some kind of sweat equity deed or in lieu of that 27,000 ounces of pure silver,” he said.Sovereign Citizens Are a Sometimes Violent Fringe Group Rejecting All Government | Winston Ross | December 30, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
But even galleries with less sweat equity to pay are likely to find Miami a challenge.How Hurricane Sandy Rocked the Art Galleries in Chelsea | Blake Gopnik | November 6, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST