“She didn't even break a sweat.”

English Lesson: She didn't even break a sweat.

You played tennis against your mother-in-law. She's a really good player, so she beat you easily. Now you're telling your father-in-law what happened.

She didn't even break a sweat.

(someone does) not break a sweat

This means that a person did something without sweat. It can also be used as a metaphor, to mean doing something easily. For example:

I used to be able to run five miles without breaking a sweat. These days, though, I get tired a lot more easily.

 

She can already solve complex math problems in her head without breaking a sweat.

 


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