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    Default sweat in or with ?

    What preposition is appropriate in the following case? Is "with" usable or "in"?

    - Don't sweat with your chores

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    Default Re: sweat in or with ?

    Neither with or in works.

    Don't sweat while doing your chores.

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    Default Re: sweat in or with ?

    Don't sweat over your chores

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    Default Re: sweat in or with ?

    Don't sweat [ whatever ] can be an idiom to mean "Don't worry about [ whatever ]."

    As in, don't sweat the small stuff, don't sweat this project, etc.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: sweat in or with ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Don't sweat [ whatever ] can be an idiom to mean "Don't worry about [ whatever ]."
    As in, don't sweat the small stuff, don't sweat this project, etc.
    I am visiting our former colonies on the other side of the pond in about ten days' time. I am beginning to get a little concerned - will I understand a word they say?

    'Don't sweat the small stuff'. Well, I'll go to the foot of our stairs

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    Default Re: sweat in or with ?

    I've never heard that one, but I suppose you could say "Don't sweat your chores". The main thing is that the person you are talking to understands what you are saying.


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