the sweat of (one's) brow

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the sweat of (one's) brow

One's own personal efforts or hard work. It's due to the sweat of my father's brow that a barren, fallow little plot of land was transformed into the flourishing farm you see today. This pair of entrepreneurs has created a billion-dollar company by the sweat of their brows.
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The Israelis soon turned the desert green with compensation monies and the sweat of their brows, but one could always sense their dissatisfaction, their dream coming true when the King of Jordan unwisely was persuaded by President Nasser that they could drive the Israelis out of Israel, culminating in the Israeli gains of the Six-Day War in June 1967.
DAY The sweat of their brows built the university colleges and made possible the aspirations of generations of Welsh people.
They have to earn money by the sweat of their brows, not by unscrupulous means.
They live by the sweat of their brows and support their community by volunteering time and effort to various causes, such as running a baseball league for 16- to 18-year-olds.
Prime Minister Abe stated in his speech, "I will conduct governance on behalf of the entire people -- the ordinary people who live by the sweat of their brows, love their families, wish to improve their own communities and hometowns, and who want to believe in the future of Japan.
It was only by the sweat of their brows that the top anglers on the day came into the extensive list of prize winners.
The very people who now live by their sweat of their brows must also earn the money it will take to run this now modern country.