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British pronunciation/bɹˈeɪk ɐ swˈɛt/
American pronunciation/bɹˈeɪk ɐ swˈɛt/
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to need to put a lot of hard work or energy into doing something

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to [break] a sweat definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "break a sweat" and when to use it?

The idiom "break a sweat" is used to describe physical exertion or effort, often implying that someone is working hard or engaging in strenuous activity that leads to perspiration. It originates from the literal act of physical exertion that causes an individual to sweat.

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That test was so easy, I aced it without even breaking a sweat.
The construction workers had to break a sweat to complete the project ahead of schedule.
With determination and hard work, he passed the physical fitness test without breaking a sweat.
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