put the fear of God into (someone)

Definition of put the fear of God into (someone)

  1. :  to frighten (someone) very badly The bad economic news has put the fear of God into investors.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

fearplay
  1. :  frighten

    :  to feel fear in (oneself)

    :  to have a reverential awe of

  1. :  an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger

    :  an instance of this emotion

    :  a state marked by this emotion

godplay God
  1. :  the supreme or ultimate reality: such as

    :  the Being perfect in power, wisdom, and goodness who is worshipped as creator and ruler of the universe

    :  the incorporeal divine Principle ruling over all as eternal Spirit :  infinite Mind

  1. :  to treat as a god :  idolize, deify

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody


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