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sweat something off

Fig. to get rid of excess fat or weight by exercising or taking a steam bath to produce sweat. I think I can sweat a lot of this fat off. Tony tried to sweat off some of his excess weight.
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sweat off

v.
1. To cause something to be washed off the skin by sweating: The actor sweated off his makeup while acting under the hot lights. The children had sweated the sunscreen lotion off, so I made them reapply it.
2. To shed some weight by sweating: I fell asleep in the sauna, and I feel like I sweated off five pounds. Eat dessert tonight, and then sweat it off at the gym tomorrow.
See also: off, sweat
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I didn't want to break myself too bad; it's no sweat off my back.
The pressure sensitive strips are easy to use and remove, will not smear or sweat off and allow towel drying of the face.
Its outer shell is made of a quiet, durable fabric and its moisture-wicking mesh lining keeps sweat off your back.
With a little blood off her back but hardly any sweat off her brow, she's succeeded in thimblerigging tourism as investigation.
So I took a dollar bill out of my pocket, wiped the sweat off my face and did my stand-up.
After wiping the sweat off our brows, we sheepishly completed the rest of our maneuvers.
Indeed, Bob Berger's uncle, Vincent Bandine informs the auteur that he `wouldn't give the sweat off my balls for your goatshit film'.
I use my towel to wipe sweat off my face when I get too hot.
On a manual typewriter, you could sweat off two pounds overwriting a sentence like that.
But that raises a lot of questions, one of which is whether it's enough to sweat off the fat without raking care of the muscle.
Ectomethrin H2O[TM] Offers Fly and Mosquito Protection that Won't Sweat Off
Sweat off the chopped onion with the garlic and ginger for approximately five minutes until the onions are translucent.
Whew, now wipe the sweat off your forehead and get back to your Ramadan traditions.
Verdict: A good all-round workout that doesn't take itself too seriously but will still sweat off those mince pies.
A back injury meant he was unable to train properly and he produced an erratic display after being forced to sweat off a stack of weight at the last minute.