don't sweat the small stuff


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don't sweat the small stuff

Don't worry about minor issues or problems. 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.
See also: small, stuff, sweat

don’t sweat the ˈsmall stuff

(American English, spoken) used to tell somebody not to worry about small details or unimportant things
See also: small, stuff, sweat
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One of my favorite series for oral reading is Richard Carlson's Don't Sweat the Small Stuff books.
Widow Mrs Carlson, who started the Don't Sweat the Small Stuff series of books with her late husband, Richard Carlson, hired a private detective to protect them.
Don't sweat the small stuff or things you can't control.
I definitely don't sweat the small stuff, and not a day goes by that we don't think about the family of Emily's donor.
The Americans have a great phrase for avoiding the needless worries that clog up a life - don't sweat the small stuff.
Don't sweat the small stuff, as another optimistic slogan goes.
My advice would be - and this applies to the Sumo wrestlers - don't sweat the small stuff.
In America, Richard Carlson sold five million copies of his self-help book Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, which became the fastest- selling book of all time in the States.
The best-selling book, entitled Don't Sweat the Small Stuff by Dr Richard Carlson, advises readers on controlling their temper and Keane presumably hopes it will help him to avoid the kind of temper tantrum which led to him walking out of the World Cup.
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