Definition of blood, sweat, and tears in English:

blood, sweat, and tears

phrase

  • Extremely hard work; unstinting effort.

    ‘he's going through all the blood, sweat, and tears involved in getting a PhD’
    • ‘To reach those goals takes years of effort and perseverance - Churchillian blood, sweat, and tears.’
    • ‘I'm pleased that you will see some financial return on all of your blood, sweat, and tears.’
    • ‘Again, heartiest congratulations and best wishes on the appearance of this journal, the product of so much in the way of blood, sweat, and tears.’
    • ‘He poured blood, sweat, and tears into the dancing.’
    • ‘We poured blood, sweat, and tears into that neighborhood and we would have loved to have stayed, but it just didn't feel safe anymore.’
    • ‘Bodybuilders pour blood, sweat, and tears into their training, dieting, and supplementation programs, hoping to pack on as much shredded muscle as possible.’
    • ‘Lessons learned, it seems, are not taken to heart, or the next generation willfully ignores the hard truths purchased through blood, sweat, and tears by their parents.’
    • ‘The ‘killer instinct’ comes from years of blood, sweat, and tears.’
    • ‘I bought it back with my blood, sweat, and tears after I found out that it had been a family heirloom…’
    • ‘Those particular people, who may exert as much blood, sweat, and tears as any other worker in the company, are not entitled to this provision in the bill.’
    effort, strain, struggle, toil, endeavour, hard work, labour, industry, blood, sweat, and tears
    View synonyms