flop sweat

noun

Definition of flop sweat 

: nervous sweat (as of a performer) caused especially by the fear of failing

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The flop sweat had already created a receptive environment for park detritus, thus ending any chance of salvaging my work shirt. Nestor Ramos, BostonGlobe.com, "Hassled by hound, blasted by leafblower: One man’s sweaty bike share adventure," 22 June 2018 No punchline follows for Judd Apatow, just the chance to reconnect with a youthful dream of excelling at one of entertainment’s riskiest ventures: Revealing yourself to an audience and praying for laughs, not flop sweat. Washington Post, "No joke: ‘Trainwreck’ filmmaker wants to be top banana," 11 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of flop sweat

1947, in the meaning defined above

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