Definition of blood, sweat, and tears in English:

blood, sweat, and tears


  • Extremely hard work; unstinting effort.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I bought it back with my blood, sweat, and tears after I found out that it had been a family heirloom…’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He poured blood, sweat, and tears into the dancing.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Bodybuilders pour blood, sweat, and tears into their training, dieting, and supplementation programs, hoping to pack on as much shredded muscle as possible.’
    effort, strain, struggle, toil, endeavour, hard work, labour, industry, blood, sweat, and tears
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