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sweat equity

sweat equity

noun

: value in a property, business, etc., that results from the work that a person does to improve it; also : the work itself

Full Definition of SWEAT EQUITY

:  equity in a property resulting from labor invested in improvements that increase its value; also :  the labor so invested

Examples of SWEAT EQUITY

  1. He's built up a lot of sweat equity in his house.
  2. He put countless hours of sweat equity into that old house.

First Known Use of SWEAT EQUITY

1966

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