sweat it out

idiom

Definition of sweat it out

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.

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“Sweat it out.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweat%20it%20out. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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