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noun (plural: baptisms by fire)
  1. (idiom) A rite of passage through the survival or success of a crisis.
    The new folks really get put through a , to start doing a stressful job with so little training.
  2. (idiom) A trying ordeal that was not experienced before.
  3. (idiom) A change in initial attitude or ideals through a traumatic situation.
    Etymology: From the concept of martyrdom through fire.

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