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sweat bullets

  (American informal)
to be very worried or frightened He was sweating bullets by the time the police had finished questioning him.
See also: bullet, sweat

sweat bullets

Perspire profusely; also, suffer mental anguish. For example, We were sweating bullets, sitting in the sun through all those graduation speeches, or It was their first baby, and David was sweating bullets while Karen was in labor. The bullets in this expression allude to drops of perspiration the size of bullets. [Slang; mid-1900s]
See also: bullet, sweat

sweat bullets

tv. to suffer about something; to be anxious or nervous about something; to sweat blood. The kid sat in the waiting room, sweating bullets while the surgeons worked on his brother.
See also: bullet, sweat

sweat bullets

Slang
1. To sweat profusely.
2. To worry intensely.
See also: bullet, sweat
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They just sweat bullets going up that hill,'' Schmidt said.
Some 200 area law enforcement officials packed away their guns so they could sweat bullets Thursday during a kick-off ceremony for this weekend's Special Olympics games.
He always makes us sweat bullets,'' joked his father, Gary, 39.