One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A state of perspiring profusely.‘I arrived in a muck sweat’
perspiration, moisture, dampness, wetness, latherView synonyms
- ‘As I spotted the freshly-painted hoarding and the ‘Passage Closed’ sign, I broke out once again into a muck sweat.’
- ‘I know I have a very vivid imagination, but putting all the facts together, especially the staring out across the field, the muck sweat he was in, etc. etc. this was all I could come up with.’
- ‘This meant I arrived in a muck sweat wearing an Arctic parka, a woolly hat and bicycle clips.’
- ‘Indeed, Government Whips are in a muck sweat about the Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill, the Immigration and Asylum Bill and the House of Lords Bill.’
- ‘When commuting I ride slow enough that I don't get to work in a muck sweat, much different than my free time rides.’
- ‘The F-16s have scared me bolt upright in a muck sweat with regularity because of what they represent - the watchful eye of a rigid, regimented state.’
- ‘Mr. Jacklin who had the demanding and exhausting lead (exhausting because most of the time he was rushing about in a muck sweat) has appeared in 20 plays.’
- ‘Sadly, nerves got the better of Dashing Blade and, in a muck sweat before the race, he failed to give his true showing in it and finished a well-beaten third.’
- ‘Our neighbour had a big bonfire party and there was a lot of noise with the fireworks and our horses were getting in a muck sweat.’
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