Definition of sweat equity in English:

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sweat equity

noun

North American informal
An interest or increased value in a property earned from labor toward upkeep or restoration.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: sweat eq·ui·ty

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