Definition of sweat equity
: 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
He's built up a lot of sweat equity in his house.
He put countless hours of sweat equity into that old house.
First Known Use of sweat equity
SWEAT EQUITY Defined for English Language Learners
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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