flop sweat


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flop sweat

n
informal a sudden heavy perspiration caused by embarrassment
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What was great about Kimmel was how he projects such a casual, effortless vibe, in stark contrast to hosts like Jimmy Fallon or Neil Patrick Harris, who have their charms but always seem to be trying so hard onstage that they risk projectile flop sweat.
My hands were clammy and flop sweat trickled down my forehead as I waited to enter the exam hall.
I've tried; spilling my practice bottle of saline solution down my cheeks like a phony's flop sweat.
The most tangible upshot of Chelsea's current architectural hypertrophy--nothing more, really, than a blunt spatialization of the distended market that gives rise to it--is that even the most self-confident work often seems to strain under the obligation to live up to the sheer cubic feet devoted to it, lending a vague sheen of flop sweat to even good ideas and persuasive objects.
The less glamorous pair of dancers waiting in the wings for the movie screen to go dark--they are usually corps members--may already be experiencing flop sweat, knowing that when they enter they will have to compete with the image of two Hollywood icons standing three stories tall.
Getting on that red carpet, I just instantly flop sweat.
Imagine they all are naked," is the advice often given to those with flop sweat.
The flop sweat began; the lesbian technician came up on stage and practically undressed the star of the show.
Stewart actually did OK the last time he hosted, warming to the gig as he went along, but all most people remember were those tight shots on his face betraying a smidgen of flop sweat as the room refused to laugh at his first few jokes.
We watch La Russa's pregame ritual of making cards showing how each of his pitchers has done against the Cubs hitters, his irritation when inexperienced young players hog the spotlight, and the flop sweat when he chooses a risky tactic based not on numbers but on intuition.
It's not just the trifling difficulties of switching from objective to subjective point of view, or finding your voice, or figuring out if you really have anything to say No, the flop sweat comes from the pressure.
man who may be easygoing, assertively masculine, uneducated, bigoted, violent, (all of the above); flop sweat, for the sweat that an actor or other performer gives forth when afraid of failing before an audience; ovo-lacto vegetarian, for the vegetarian who eats eggs and dairy products - cf.