Etymology From the concept of martyrdom through fire.
Alternative spellings baptism of fire
Noun baptism by fire (plural: baptisms by fire) #idiom A rite of passage through the survival or success of a crisis. #:The new folks really get put through a baptism by fire, to start doing
a stressful job with so little training. #idiom A trying ordeal that was not experienced before. #idiom A change in initial attitude or ideals through a traumatic situation.
Translations Russian: Ð±Ð¾ÐµÐ²Ð¾Ðµ
ÐºÑÐµÑÐµÐ½Ð¸Ðµ (battle baptism) (1,2)
See also hazing initiation trial by fire trial by ordeal