sweat equity

Idiom

Sweat Equity

Definition

The effort and hard work put in by a person to increase the value of something

Examples

His sweat equity has paid off and he has finally achieved success in his business.

She put in a lot of sweat equity and now her garden looks beautiful.

Origin

The late 19th century, related to the industrial revolution

FAQs

Q

How is sweat equity related to business?

A

Sweat equity is the effort put in by an individual to increase the value of their business.

Q

What is the origin of the idiom sweat equity?

A

The origin of this idiom can be traced back to the late 19th century and is believed to be related to the industrial revolution.