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blood, sweat, and tears

Definition of blood, sweat, and tears in English:

Extremely hard work; unstinting effort: he’s going through all the blood, sweat, and tears involved in getting a PhD
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  • 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.
  • To reach those goals takes years of effort and perseverance - Churchillian 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…
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