old sweat

a) An experienced soldier.
b) A veteran soldier or war veteran.

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  • Sweat equity — is a term used to describe the contribution made to a project by people who contribute their time and effort. It can be contrasted with financial equity which is the money contributed towards the project. It is used to refer to a form of… …   Wikipedia

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