by the sweat of one's brow

Definition of by the sweat of one's brow

:by doing hard, physical work
  • He earned his money by the sweat of his brow.

Word by Word Definitions

sweat play
  1. : to excrete moisture in visible quantities through the openings of the sweat glands : perspire

  2. : to labor or exert oneself so as to cause perspiration

  3. : to emit or exude moisture

  1. : hard work : drudgery

  2. : the fluid excreted from the sweat glands of the skin : perspiration

  3. : moisture issuing from or gathering in drops on a surface

brow play
  1. : eyebrow

  2. : forehead

  3. : the projecting upper part or margin of a steep place

  1. : gangplank


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