Synonyms and Antonyms of sweating blood
to devote serious and sustained effort
- They sweat blood over that house for months but it was worth it in the end.
banging away, beavering (away), digging (away), drudging, endeavoring, fagging, grubbing, humping, hustling, laboring, moiling, pegging (away), plodding, plowing, plugging, slaving, slogging, straining, striving, struggling, sweating, toiling, travailing, tugging, working
applying (oneself), buckling (down), digging in, hammering (away), knuckling down, pitching in
exercising, exerting, overexerting, overworking
eking out, grinding (out), putting out, scrabbling, scratching
breaking, easing (up), letting up, slackening
bumming, chilling, dallying, dillydallying, footling, goldbricking, goofing (off), hacking (around), hanging (around or out), idling, lazing, loafing, lounging, shirking, slacking (off), vegging out
basking, lolling, relaxing, reposing, resting, unwinding
dabbling, doodling, fooling around, fribbling, goofing (around), hanging, hanging about [British], messing around, monkeying (around), playing, pottering (around), puttering (around), trifling
to experience concern or anxiety
- He was sweating blood back stage waiting for the show to begin.