blood, sweat and tears Meaning: a lot of effort and suffering. Example: Our national freedom is the result of over hundred years’ of blood, sweat and tears.
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I found this phrase in The Iliad, Book 11 line 638, translated by Stanley Lombardo.: “Achilles was standing on the stern of his ship/Gazing out at the blood, sweat and tears/of the Greeks in rout.” (p. 216). Don’t know how it relates to the original Greek.
- Barbara Thaden March 3, 2019
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Meaning: to prevent something from harming you
Example: Our government has doubled the number of soldiers at the border to ward off illegal immigrants. Read on
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