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No Sweat

Why is some­thing easy re­ferred to as ‘no sweat’?

It is done with no vis­i­ble strain. Among other things, “sweat” has stood for hard work, which is likely to cause sweat. The no­tion that some things don’t re­quire hard work, or that the worker can do them with­out mak­ing them look hard, is also time-honored.

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