sudare sette camicie

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the verb expression, sudare sette camicie, which means to sweat blood or to sweat bullets. We used this expression to describe how someone feels in a difficult situation when someone is anxious or very tense. See the expression used below:

Per ottenere quel lavoro mi sono davvero impegnato. Ho dovuto superare tre prove scritte e due colloqui orali: ho sudato sette camicie ma alla fine ce l’ho fatta! Sono davvero fiero di me!

In order to get that job, I really had to apply myself. I had to pass all three written tests and two oral interviews: I was sweating bullets, but in the end I did it! I am really proud of myself!

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