get religion


get religion
phrasal
: to undergo religious conversion

she got religion and died in the odor of sanctity — Horace Wyndham

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get religion informal phrase
to become religious, especially suddenly and in a way that you claim makes you a morally better person
Thesaurus: to have religious beliefssynonym miscellaneous religions and their membershyponym
Main entry: religion

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informal be converted to religious belief and practices

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get reˈligion idiom
(informal, disapproving) to suddenly become interested in religion
Main entry:religionidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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