sweat the small stuff


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sweat the small stuff

To worry about minor issues or problems. Often used in the negative construction "don't sweat the small stuff." If you spend all your time sweating the small stuff, you're never going to get any meaningful work done. They keep telling me, "Don't sweat the small stuff," but I just know that the perfect font will set our literary magazine apart from all the entries in the contest.
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sweat the small stuff

worry about trivial things. US
See also: small, stuff, sweat
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I have no idea why I've been blessed with such a sunny outlook but it serves me well as I don't sweat the small stuff, get on well with everyone and generally wake up in the morning looking forward to the day.
A book by Richard Carlson, called Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, was the inspiration for Samuel's initial post which he says is all about appreciating what's in front of you and the people you're with.
Chris has appeared on numerous comedy panel shows including Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Celebrity Juice, Sweat the Small Stuff, and most recently starred on Celebrity Gogglebox alongside UK rapper Example.
A classic among Wehrli's jokes is a spinoff of the line, "don't sweat the small stuff."
Looking back, she would tell her younger pre-kids self: "Try not to sweat the small stuff."
They often say, "Don't sweat the small Stuff", but what counts as small?
So, why sweat the small stuff? You know you've got a six-pack in there somewhere, but for now you'll just take your chances, and settle for a four-pack with your mates.
Don't sweat the small stuff: Adults make small changes sound like a big deal, like when they are changing a bookshelf into overhead storage.
Soon to be hosting the second series of comedy gameshow CelebAbility (ITV2), Iain's intuitive razorsharp humour has previously been seen on Virtually Famous (E4), Drunk History and Russell Howard's Stand Up Central (both Comedy Central), Russell Howard's Good News and Sweat the Small Stuff (both BBC Three) and Fake Reaction and Safe Word (both ITV2).
I passed by a small bookstore and found myself reading Don't Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson.
You can't sweat the small stuff. If the curtains are stained and the four-yearold hasn't eaten a green vegetable for three weeks, so be it.
You may recognise Ian, left, from the BBC3 panel show Sweat the Small Stuff. Dressing up is not essential, but the top three win a free pair of tickets each for November's show.