by\ the\ sweat\ of\ one's\ brow

adv. phr.
By hard work; by tiring effort; laboriously.

Even with modern labor-saving machinery, the farmer makes his living by the sweat of his brow.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • by the sweat of one's brow — {adv. phr.} By hard work; by tiring effort; laboriously. * /Even with modern labor saving machinery, the farmer makes his living by the sweat of his brow./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • by the sweat of one's brow — ► by the sweat of one s brow by one s own hard labour. Main Entry: ↑sweat …   English terms dictionary

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  • by the sweat of one's brow — by one s own hard labour. → sweat …   English new terms dictionary

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  • sweat of one's brow — noun The effort extended in labor, and the value created thereby. So anyhow Terry brought the three pints Joe was standing and begob the sight nearly left my eyes when I saw him land out a quid O, as true as Im telling you. A goodlooking… …   Wiktionary

  • sweat — ► NOUN 1) moisture exuded through the pores of the skin, especially as a reaction to heat, physical exertion, or anxiety. 2) informal a state of anxiety or distress. 3) informal hard work or a laborious undertaking. ► VERB (past and past part.… …   English terms dictionary

  • Sweat of the brow — In a traditional English idiom, the sweat of one s brow refers to the effort expended in labor, and the value created thereby. [ Merriam Webster s Third International Dictionary ] [citeweb|url=http://machaut.uchicago.edu/cgi… …   Wikipedia

  • sweat — n. 1) to break out in a cold sweat 2) beads of sweat 3) (misc.) by the sweat of one s brow ( by working very hard ) * * * [swet] beads of sweat to break out in a cold sweat (misc.) by the sweat of one s brow ( by working very hard ) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • sweat — noun 1》 moisture exuded through the pores of the skin, especially as a reaction to heat, physical exertion, or anxiety. 2》 informal hard work; laborious effort.     ↘a state of anxiety or distress. 3》 (sweats) informal, chiefly N. Amer. a… …   English new terms dictionary

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