sweat it out


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sweat (something) out

1. To expel a harmful substance through one's sweat. I'm trying to sweat the alcohol from last night out by going for a run this morning. You should spend some time in the sauna. It's a great way to sweat toxins out.
2. To endure or await something that makes one feel nervous, anxious, or distressed. I sweated out the police's interrogation without saying a word. They said they would call me today to let me know if I got the job, so I've been sweating it out since I woke up.
See also: out, sweat

sweat it out

1 endure an unpleasant experience, typically one involving extreme physical exertion in great heat. 2 wait in a state of extreme anxiety for something to happen or be resolved. informal
See also: out, sweat

sweat it ˈout

(informal) suffer an unpleasant situation; wait for something unpleasant to end: I hate this job, but I’m going to sweat it out and hope something better comes along.After the competition we just had to sit there and sweat it out until the result was announced.
See also: out, sweat
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When you get to 35 degrees, then you sweat it out,'' said Robert Goka, owner of Frank's Nurseries and Florists in Northridge.