sweat the details


: to worry about minor things
Don't sweat the details.

Examples of sweat the details in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fortunately, Dumb Money understands that viewers don’t really want to sweat the details. David Sims, The Atlantic, 22 Sep. 2023 Some folks really do sweat the details. John Phillips, Car and Driver, 28 Nov. 2022 This device is absolutely for persnickety coffee nerds who sweat the details. The Editors, Outside Online, 4 Aug. 2022 Not that there's much reason to sweat the details or worry too much about the longevity of anyone other than her. Brian Lowry, CNN, 14 July 2022 Tony Roma, Mirza Grebovic, Bill Wise, Chad Christensen, Sim Gill, Brandon Vivian, Scott Sier, and Blaine Heavener are just a few of the people on the team that made this car happen and sweat the details. K.c. Colwell, Car and Driver, 10 Aug. 2021 But Big Shot, while perfectly amiable in most respects, often fails to sweat the details in the way that a tough coach would demand. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 14 Apr. 2021 For those who don’t usually sweat the details of the federal budget process, a brief refresher on budget reconciliation is in order. Philip Wallach, National Review, 8 Apr. 2021 Don’t sweat the details, in other words. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 10 Nov. 2020 See More

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“Sweat the details.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweat%20the%20details. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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