sweat off


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

sweat off

1. To shed excess weight by doing strenuous activities that produce sweat. A noun or pronoun can be used between "sweat" and "off." I have to sweat off a couple more pounds before tomorrow's weigh-in. I never really watch the calories in my meals because I know I'll sweat it off in my workout the next day.
2. To shed something from the surface of one's skin due to the excretion of sweat. A noun or pronoun can be used between "sweat" and "off." The costume was so hot that I kept sweating off the makeup on my face. They'll just sweat the dirt off running around like that.
3. To expel a harmful substance through one's sweat. A noun or pronoun can be used between "sweat" and "off." I'm going to try sweating off some of that alcohol with a long run. You should spend some time in the sauna. It's a great way to sweat toxins off.
See also: off, sweat

sweat something off

Fig. to get rid of excess fat or weight by exercising or taking a steam bath to produce sweat. I think I can sweat a lot of this fat off. Tony tried to sweat off some of his excess weight.
See also: off, sweat

sweat off

v.
1. To cause something to be washed off the skin by sweating: The actor sweated off his makeup while acting under the hot lights. The children had sweated the sunscreen lotion off, so I made them reapply it.
2. To shed some weight by sweating: I fell asleep in the sauna, and I feel like I sweated off five pounds. Eat dessert tonight, and then sweat it off at the gym tomorrow.
See also: off, sweat
References in periodicals archive ?
They meet up on Saturday nights to wail, to sweat off the week's toxins in hardcore-steeped clatter.
It is, he says, 'no sweat off my back,' smiling the smile that chills the heart of architects.
It's no sweat off their back to throw everybody's name in there," said Bernard.
BLOATED Brits can sweat off their post Christmas bulge at a military style boot camp in Majorca.
And if you feel the need to sweat off a few calories after dinner, there's a pool with gym facilities and aspaincluding sauna, steam room and jacuzzi.
weightlifting: Chinese superstar Liu Chiunhong has been forced to don a special jumpsuit and sweat off a few extra pounds after her trainer told her she was "too fat".Liu, the top-ranked woman lifter in the 69kg class, was banished from the weights room and told to don a navy-blue jumpsuit as the squad trained in public for the first time yesterday."I was ordered to lose weight because our trainer thinks I'm too fat," said the 23 year-old through an interpreter.She explained the suit was made of a special fabric that induces her to sweat out the extra pounds as she jogged on the street.
"In fact, we hope they have excellent runs because the quicker they run means they will have a few extra minutes to dash home and get all the mud and sweat off their legs.
It will hold up under lights and won't sweat off during intense routines.
BG Products LLC, maker of the Bald Guyz line of grooming products for bald men, was founded by Howard Brauner, who takes the title "Head Bald Guy." A veteran marketing executive who had lived in Florida for 12 years, Brauner had been frustrated by the absence of a sunscreen that would not sweat off his head.
You'll need it for dabbing at spills, picking up hot plates, dusting off chairs and tables, catching drips, but hopefully not for mopping the aforementioned sweat off your brow.
For example, he notes, most bald men do not use shampoos specially formulated for them and use sunscreens that sweat off of their heads.
I didn't want to break myself too bad; it's no sweat off my back.
The pressure sensitive strips are easy to use and remove, will not smear or sweat off and allow towel drying of the face.
Its outer shell is made of a quiet, durable fabric and its moisture-wicking mesh lining keeps sweat off your back.
With a little blood off her back but hardly any sweat off her brow, she's succeeded in thimblerigging tourism as investigation.