Definition of sweat equity in English:

sweat equity

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noun

[mass noun] North American informal
  • An interest in a property earned by a tenant in return for labour towards upkeep or restoration: we’ve had to rely on sweat equity [as modifier]: sweat equity ownership of buildings
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    • The money has been mobilised from contributions by fund managers and sweat equity where sub-contractors were given shares worth the value of their construction works at the site.
    • It's all out of pocket from volunteers and sweat equity - mainly sweat equity.
    • The Shermans are putting more sweat equity than financial equity into their business.

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