Complete Definition of "baptism by fire"

English

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: боевое кÑеÑение (battle baptism) (1,2)

See also
hazing
initiation
trial by fire
trial by ordeal

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