No Sweat (Thank You Response)

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. 1Brenner, Gail Abel. Webster’s New World American Idioms Handbook. Wiley, 2003.

Examples Of Use

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

“It’s no sweat. I’ll have your car ready by this afternoon,” said the mechanic.

Origin

Used since around 1950. 2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.

The following video covers eight standard English idiom response to thank you.

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Sources   [ + ]

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