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break into a sweat/break out in a sweat

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbreak into a sweat/break out in a sweatbreak into a sweat/break out in a sweata) to start sweating b) to become very nervous or frightened Drops in stock market prices have investors breaking out into a sweat. sweat
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break into a sweat/break out in a sweatHe was very weak and his body trembled and broke into sweats whenever he tried to sleep.Even on a cold day, the old man could break into a sweat if he got beyond a full minute.He broke into a sweat, began to tremble, and then asked if we could leave.I began to break into a sweat.I noted the Handbook clearly stated that you were not to expect the police to break into a sweat over your losses.
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