by the sweat of one's brow

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

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“By the sweat of one's brow.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/by%20the%20sweat%20of%20one's%20brow. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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