blood, sweat, and tears

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blood, sweat, and tears

Maximum effort. I poured my blood, sweat, and tears into this company, and I refuse to let you destroy it! Let's take a moment to acknowledge the people whose blood, sweat, and tears went into this project.
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blood, sweat, and tears

Fig. the signs of great personal effort. There will be much blood, sweat, and tears before we have completed this project. After years of blood, sweat, and tears, Timmy finally earned a college degree.
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blood, sweat, and tears

COMMON If a task involves blood, sweat, and tears, it is very hard to do and involves a lot of effort or suffering. It's almost as if the end product — the songs themselves — are less important than the blood, sweat and tears that went into them. He started work at the company which his wife, Pat, had spilled blood, sweat and tears to form. Note: This expression is originally from a wartime speech by the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in which he said, `I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat'. He used the expression several times in other wartime speeches.
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blood, sweat, and tears

extremely hard work; unstinting effort.
In May 1940 Winston Churchill made a speech in the House of Commons in which he declared: ‘I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.’
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ˌblood, sweat and ˈtears

very hard work; a lot of effort: The only way to succeed is through old-fashioned blood, sweat and tears.
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Members of the company from the ballet-LORENT's Blood Sweat and Tears production were also on hand to publicise the 2010 free ticket initiative.
SCHEME: Simon Donald, left, and Peter Bramhill with Victoria Hoyland from the ballet Lorent's Blood Sweat and Tears.
IT IS nothing short of a scandal that so many miners, who gave their blood sweat and tears to the industry, are still waiting for compensation from the government.
Just a few of the performances will include Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, Credence Clearwater Revival, The Everly Brothers, Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin, The Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan, The Byrds, Simon and Garfunkle, The Mamas and the Papas, Rick Nelson, Del Shannon, Blood Sweat and Tears, Smokey Robinson, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, The Four Tops, Sam and Dave, The Supremes, The Beach Boys, The Bee Gees, The Doobie Brothers, Chuck Berry, The Yardbirds, Led Zepplin, The Mothers of Invention, The Animals, The Who, Steppenwolf, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Paul Revere and The Raiders, Sam the Sham & and The Pharohs.
No, I take it you have never got your hands dirty, worked 12-hour shifts, blood sweat and tears.
V were two places better off in Scotland with Blood Sweat And Tears at number four and Kristian Leontiou moved up three places in Scotland at number six.