sweat bullets

idiom

US, informal
: to be very nervous or worried
I was sweating bullets while I waited to talk to my boss.

Examples of sweat bullets in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Aoki attributes his success today to his willingness then to keep trying, to fail in public, sweat bullets and then ask for help. Mitchell Kuga, Billboard, 26 Apr. 2024 The Padres sweat bullets over the decision making. Bryce Millercolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Jan. 2023 Designed to Dazzle: Engineers and designers shave clay, sweat bullets, and calculate the tiniest tolerances most folks may never notice to appreciate. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 29 Dec. 2022 Publicists sweat bullets; suits and countersuits are threatened. Mark Athitakis, Los Angeles Times, 28 Oct. 2022

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“Sweat bullets.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweat%20bullets. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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