sweat angel

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Hi all, I don't know the meaning of "sweat angel" here. Please explain to me.

"The black sky hung thick and heavy as smoke, and bums left sweat angels behind when they slept on the sidewalks."

  • cropje_jnr

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    English - Australia
    It's a colloquial term referring to a damp patch left by a person was lying on the ground while perspiring.

    See here for some illustrations of this, ah... remarkable phenomenon. ;)
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