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sweat bullets

Definition of sweat bullets in English:

North American informal Be extremely anxious or nervous.
Example sentences
  • I had read that she should be smiling at me by the fourth week, and at the end of last week I was sweating bullets that she might not reach this milestone on time.
  • Here's something that has network news executives sweating bullets.
  • When two such diametrically opposed yet astute observers agree, you can bet the politicians are sweating bullets.
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