sweat blood
phrasal to work or worry intensely <
in preparing speeches each sweats blood in his own way — Stewart Cockburn
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sweat blood — {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. To be very much worried. * /The engine of the airplane stopped, and the pilot sweated blood as he glided to a safe landing./ 2. To work very hard. * /Jim sweated blood to finish his composition on time./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sweat blood — {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. To be very much worried. * /The engine of the airplane stopped, and the pilot sweated blood as he glided to a safe landing./ 2. To work very hard. * /Jim sweated blood to finish his composition on time./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sweat blood — If you sweat blood, you make an extraordinary effort to achieve something …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • sweat blood — • sweat bullets • sweat blood be nervous, be very worried I was sweating bullets during the interview but after it started I was able to calm down …   Idioms and examples

  • sweat blood — ► sweat blood informal make an extremely strenuous effort. Main Entry: ↑sweat …   English terms dictionary

  • sweat blood — phrasal : to work or worry intensely in preparing speeches each sweats blood in his own way Stewart Cockburn * * * sweat blood To work or worry extremely hard • • • Main Entry: ↑sweat * * * sweat blood informal phrase to work very hard to achieve …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweat blood — 1. to work very hard. He says that writing does not come naturally to him and he sweats blood over every sentence. I sweat blood every week just to earn enough money to feed my family. (mainly American, informal) 2. to feel very worried or… …   New idioms dictionary

  • sweat blood — tv. to work very hard at something; to endure distress in the process of accomplishing something. (See also piss blood.) □ And here I sweated blood to put you through college, and you treat me like a stranger. □ Everybody in the office had to… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • sweat blood —    If you sweat blood, you make an extraordinary effort to achieve something.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Sweat blood —   If you sweat blood, you make an extraordinary effort to achieve something …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • sweat\ blood — v. phr. slang 1. To be very much worried. The engine of the airplane stopped, and the pilot sweated blood as he glided to a safe landing. 2. To work very hard. Jim sweated blood to finish his composition on time …   Словарь американских идиом

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