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Flop Sweat

Meaning Nervous perspiration
Definition

Flop sweat is heavy perspiration that is a result of being nervous. The term originally came from the theater stage where actors would experience stage fright.

The term can be applied to all sorts of moments in life where fear comes into play, such as a job interview, meeting a blind date, or buying a house. It is commonly referenced in sports when an athlete is seemingly incapable of handling the big moment.

Example
"You might want to change your shirt before the date cuz that flop sweat is showing through."
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Updated April 10, 2017

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