blood, sweat and tears

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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