no sweat(redirected from No sweat!)
1. noun Not something difficult to handle or deal with; not a problem or difficulty. The repair should be no sweat—just replace the belt and that's it. Picking you up was no sweat. Don't even mention it.
2. expresssion That is not a problem; don't worry about it. A: "It looks like the file was deleted when the computer crashed." B: "No sweat, there should be a backup copy."
3. expression I would be happy to. A: "Would you mind emptying the dishwasher for me?" B: "Sure, no sweat."
no sweatand no problem
Inf. no difficulty; do not worry. Of course I can have your car repaired by noon. No sweat. You'd like a red one? No problem.
see under no problem.
no sweatwithout any difficulty or problem. informal
1998 GQ Give me a date and I'll take it, no sweat. No problem. If I'm available.
no ˈsweat(spoken) used as a way of saying that something is not difficult or any trouble: ‘Thanks for driving me to the station.’ ‘No sweat (= it is no trouble).’ ♢ ‘How was the exam?’ ‘I passed that one, no sweat.’
interj. no problem; Don’t worry; it is no problem. It’s no big deal. No sweat.
1. Easily done or handled.
2. Used to acknowledge an expression of gratitude.
No trouble, no extra effort will be required (to accomplish what you ask). This term has been around since about 1930 or even earlier and, several lexicographers (including Eric Partridge) to the contrary, is nearly always used in the sense of the perspiration that might result from overexertion (rather than that coming from anxiety or mental stress, as they suggest). It is closely related to the slightly newer no problem but unlike it has not acquired such extended meanings as “OK?” or “You’re welcome.”