sweat it out

idiom

informal
1
US : to work hard at (something)
She was sweating it out on the treadmill.
2
: to feel worried or nervous about something
We'll let them sweat it out for a while longer before we give them the test results.
3
: to wait nervously until the end of something
It was a close game, and the fans were really sweating it out at the end.

Examples of sweat it out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Why sweat it out trying to get a table at Lucali or Carbone? Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, 29 Sep. 2022 The 6-10 Mensah also could play in 2022-23 but remains undecided, forcing Aztecs fans to sweat it out for another month or two. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Mar. 2022 Other regions are also expected to sweat it out with the above-average temperatures, with the central United States experiencing it early in the week, and then the Northeast by the middle of the week. Jackson Dill, CNN, 8 Aug. 2021 Russellville had to sweat it out in the bottom of the seventh after a controversial call on the bases. Ben Thomas | Bthomas@al.com, al, 18 May 2021 Scott Drew is coaching Baylor, Bryce Drew is coaching Grand Canyon and Homer Drew has an entire day to watch and cheer — and sweat it out — from the stands. Pat Graham, Chicago Tribune, 17 Mar. 2023 It was left to sweat it out Sunday until the second-to-last pairing of the tournament was announced. Ryan Kartje, Los Angeles Times, 12 Mar. 2023 Those who wish to sweat it out will have to wait until this fall, when the property will add a sauna to its long list of amenities, with an events space slated to open in 2024. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 28 Feb. 2023 Arch Manning could have prolonged the decision, taken it through the summer and fall, and make every contender sweat it out right down to the wire. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, 6 July 2022 See More

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“Sweat it out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweat%20it%20out. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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