sweat over

phrasal verb

sweat over or sweated over; sweating over; sweats over
: to work very hard at (something)
She was sweating over her law books all afternoon.
: to feel worried or nervous about (something)
After they took the test, they were sweating over their scores.

Examples of sweat over in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During a broad press conference on the topic of SAG-AFTRA’s interim agreements program — under which some movies and TV projects can shoot or engage in publicity during the ongoing strike — Crabtree-Ireland confirmed what many in the indie film world have been sweating over for weeks. Matt Donnelly, Variety, 15 Aug. 2023 But Rutherford was fired in March and spent her 39th birthday in May sweating over bills. Federica Cocco, Washington Post, 3 July 2023

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“Sweat over.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweat%20over. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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