break a sweat
Definition of break a sweat
: to begin to sweat He started running and soon broke a sweat. He loaded all five boxes without breaking a sweat. —often used figuratively to say that something is not hard for someone to do He gave a perfect performance and didn't break a sweat.
Word by Word Definitions
: to excrete moisture in visible quantities through the openings of the sweat glands : perspire
: to labor or exert oneself so as to cause perspiration
: to emit or exude moisture
: hard work : drudgery
: the fluid excreted from the sweat glands of the skin : perspiration
: moisture issuing from or gathering in drops on a surface
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