sweat the small stuff

idiom

: to worry about minor things

Examples of sweat the small stuff in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Let the small-market, low-budget teams sweat the small stuff and play between the margins. Dieter Kurtenbach, The Mercury News, 27 Mar. 2024 At least nobody can accuse Asia’s soccer authorities of failing to sweat the small stuff. Rory Smith, New York Times, 23 Feb. 2024 Gifts for an at-home spa day One lifestyle advantage that Italians have over Americans is their ability to see the big picture, to not sweat the small stuff, to just relax. Alex Erdekian, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Dec. 2023 Some people need to sweat the small stuff less, yes. Adam Mastroianni, The Atlantic, 20 Oct. 2023 Libra September 23-October 22 Your objective for the day is to not sweat the small stuff! Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 6 Sep. 2023 Isla Fisher doesn't sweat the small stuff, like her school drop-off outfit! Alyssa Grabinski, Peoplemag, 5 May 2023 The sandwich owes much to owner Casey Patten’s willingness to sweat the small stuff. Washington Post, 16 June 2021 The best way to do that is to look at the big picture and not sweat the small stuff. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 18 Jan. 2023

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“Sweat the small stuff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweat%20the%20small%20stuff. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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