break a sweat

idiom

Definition of break a sweat 

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: 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.

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