in a sweat

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in a sweat

informal
:very nervous or worried about something
  • He's in a sweat about his exams.
  • There's no need to get in a sweat about minor details.

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


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