sweat equity(redirected from equity)
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Work that one puts into a property or other venture, so as to increase its value. It is perhaps most commonly used to describe improvements or repairs that one makes to one's home. We're putting some sweat equity into our house by redoing our kitchen. Did you see that glowing write-up in the newspaper? All the sweat equity he put into his company is finally paying off.
See also: sweat