break a sweat


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break a sweat

To put forth a large amount of energy or effort into or toward a task. Usually used in the negative to indicate the opposite. Likened to perspiring due to strenuous physical activity. That test was so easy, I aced it without even breaking a sweat. She didn't break a sweat becoming the district attorney.
See also: break, sweat
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break ˈsweat

(British English) (American English break a ˈsweat) (informal) use a lot of physical effort: He hardly needed to break sweat to reach the final.
See also: break, sweat
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