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Meaning of Idiom 'No Sweat'

No sweat is one of the several idiomatic responses and to Thank you, used as an alternative to the standard You're welcome.

Saying no sweat is a slang expression that is similar to no problem. It means, figuratively, "helping you was not hard work for me and it did not cause me to sweat." This idiom is very informal. 2


"Thanks for picking me up for work," said Emily. "No sweat!" said Drummond.

"Its no sweat. I'll have your car ready by this afternoon," said the mechanic.


Used since around 1950. 1

1. Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
2. Brenner, Gail Abel. Webster's New World American Idioms Handbook. Wiley, 2003.

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