blood, sweat, and tears

Definition

The idiom “blood, sweat, and tears” is a phrase used to express a great amount of effort or hard work that was put into achieving something.

Examples

I’ve put blood, sweat, and tears into this project and I’m so proud of the results!

It took a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to get through medical school, but it was worth it in the end.

Origin

This phrase is believed to have originated in the Bible, when Moses quoted God as saying “I will require a reckoning for the blood of your lives”.

Faqs

Q1

What does the phrase ‘blood, sweat, and tears’ mean?

A1

The phrase ‘blood, sweat, and tears’ is used to express a great amount of effort or hard work that was put into achieving something.

Q2

Where did the phrase ‘blood, sweat, and tears’ originate?

A2

The phrase is believed to have originated in the Bible, when Moses quoted God as saying “I will require a reckoning for the blood of your lives”.