sweat it out


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sweat it out

To endure or await something that makes one feel nervous, anxious, or distressed. 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 out

1. To expel a harmful substance through one's sweat. A noun or pronoun can be used between "sweat" and "out." 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 out toxins.
2. To endure or await something that makes one feel nervous, anxious, or distressed. A noun or pronoun (often "it") can be used between "sweat" and "out." 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. I sweated out the police's interrogation without saying a word.
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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