baptism of fire

variants: or chiefly U.S. baptism by fire

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a test of faith, patience, or strength
  • The EMT received a baptism of fire when she was called to a serious emergency her first day on the job.

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“Baptism of fire.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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to express in a more acceptable way

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