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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It is a civil liberty that our ancestors won by blood, reasoned debate and the sweat of their brow.
Sinegal, no longer in daily management, dismissed some Republicans' claims that entrepreneurs succeed in a vacuum based solely on the sweat of their brow.
We are long past the era when workers were forced to eat their bread by the sweat of their brow.
He said: "Many lesser offenders could be paying back communities through the sweat of their brow rather than getting free bed and board at taxpayers' expense.
One example: The citizens of Athens, the "demos," consisted of a privileged class that excluded women, slaves, farmers, and those who worked by the sweat of their brow.
They have done their time, they have paid their dues, they have brought up families, and they have worked with the sweat of their brow until retirement age.
During those years not only was the slavery in Egypt repealed but the curse of Adam suspended: they had no need to earn their bread by the sweat of their brow.
For that they are driven out of the Garden of Eden and, forever more, men will earn their bread by the sweat of their brow and women will bear their children in sorrow and be ruled by their husbands.
Because "capital was organized for its own purposes in wealth," Lynch believed "working men must then organize in self-defence, that they would gain by the sweat of their brow enough to enable them to work and to support their families.
These offenders should pay back the damage they've done in their community through the sweat of their brow, not have the damage they've caused to their community compounded by us having to pay for their free bed and board.
But more than a job, it's a lifeline to the future for Bolanos and 52 other, mostly older CCC members in Ventura County who are finding their way into the mainstream of society by the sweat of their brow.
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.