the sweat of (one's) brow

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the sweat of (one's) brow

One's own personal efforts or hard work. It's due to the sweat of my father's brow that a barren, fallow little plot of land was transformed into the flourishing farm you see today. This pair of entrepreneurs has created a billion-dollar company by the sweat of their brows.
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sweat of (one's) brow

Hard work: landscaped the yard by the sweat of my brow.
See also: brow, of, sweat
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There were few people in developed economies still earning incomes from the sweat of their brows.
high achievers - those who through the sweat of their brows and their entrepreneurial spirit have somehow managed to inherit vast wodges of cash and swathes of land, was in danger of being yet another place full of low achievers.
The Israelis soon turned the desert green with compensation monies and the sweat of their brows, but one could always sense their dissatisfaction, their dream coming true when the King of Jordan unwisely was persuaded by President Nasser that they could drive the Israelis out of Israel, culminating in the Israeli gains of the Six-Day War in June 1967.
In plain language, the farmers, with the sweat of their brows, must work again to enable them to receive the court-awarded benefits they had fought for.
DAY The sweat of their brows built the university colleges and made possible the aspirations of generations of Welsh people.
They have to earn money by the sweat of their brows, not by unscrupulous means.
It was only by the sweat of their brows that the top anglers on the day came into the extensive list of prize winners.
The very people who now live by their sweat of their brows must also earn the money it will take to run this now modern country.