sweat equity

noun

Definition of sweat equity

  1. :  equity in a property resulting from labor invested in improvements that increase its value; also :  the labor so invested

Examples of sweat equity in a sentence

  1. He's built up a lot of sweat equity in his house.

  2. He put countless hours of sweat equity into that old house.

1950

First Known Use of sweat equity

1950


SWEAT EQUITY Defined for English Language Learners

sweat equity

noun

Definition of sweat equity for English Language Learners

  • : value in a property, business, etc., that results from the work that a person does to improve it; also : the work itself


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