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get religion

1. To begin to follow or adhere to a particular religion. My fiancé is Catholic, so I guess it's about time I got religion myself.
2. To decide to act in a more virtuous manner. Nothing like a near-death experience to help you get religion, huh?
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get religion

Fig. to become serious (about something), usually after a powerful experience. (Sometimes literal.) When I had an automobile accident, I really got religion. Now I'm a very safe driver.
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get religion

Be converted; also, decide to behave in an upright, ethical way. For example, After the children were born, John got religion and joined the church, or After years of total selfishness, she suddenly got religion and is doing all kinds of volunteer work . [Second half of 1700s]
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get religion

be converted to religious belief and practices. informal
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get reˈligion

(informal, often disapproving) suddenly become interested in religion: He got religion while he was touring in Australia.
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get religion

Informal
1. To become religious or devout.
2. To resolve to end one's immoral behavior.
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References in classic literature ?
In like manner we see literature best from the midst of wild nature, or from the din of affairs, or from a high religion.
If religion was good for anything," said Jones, "it would prevent your religious people from making us work on Sundays, as you know many of them do, and that's why I say religion is nothing but a sham; why, if it was not for the church and chapel-goers it would be hardly worth while our coming out on a Sunday.
Rather hard on a fellow that pays extra on religion, and can't trade with it in the state where he wants it most, an't it, now?
Such is, very briefly, my view of the religion of this land; and to avoid any misunderstanding, grow- ing out of the use of general terms, I mean by the religion of this land, that which is revealed in the words, deeds, and actions, of those bodies, north and south, calling themselves Christian churches, and yet in union with slaveholders.
Mester Irwine's got more sense nor to meddle wi' people's doing as they like in religion.
But we may not take up the third sword, which is Mahomet's sword, or like unto it; that is, to propagate religion by wars, or by sanguinary persecutions to force consciences; except it be in cases of overt scandal, blasphemy, or intermixture of practice against the state; much less to nourish seditions; to authorize conspiracies and rebellions; to put the sword into the people's hands; and the like; tending to the subversion of all government, which is the ordinance of God.
Here, O Kulan Tith," he cried, "is he who has desecrated the temples of the Gods of Mars, who has violated the persons of the Holy Therns themselves and turned a world against its age-old religion.
I thought it was only in revealed religion that a mistranslation improved the sense.
Religion, and religion alone, can- I will not say comfort us- but save us from despair.
If you come to religion, it seems to me a man shouldn't want to carve out his meat to an ounce beforehand:--one must trust a little to Providence and be generous.
And certainly there is much in the book, thus effectively presented to the English reader, to attract those who interest themselves in the study of the finer types of human nature, of literary expression, of metaphysical and practical philosophy; to attract, above all, those interested in such philosophy, at points where it touches upon questions of religion, and especially at the present day.
A CELEBRATED Divine having affirmed the fallibility of the Bible, was asked why, then, he preached the religion founded upon it.
Is not my heart set on bringing the teaching of the Catholic religion to co-operate with your plans of administration?
The heinous nature of this offence must be sufficiently apparent to every Christian, inasmuch as it is committed in defiance of the laws of our religion, and of the express commands of Him who founded that religion.
This life was disclosed in religion, but a religion having nothing in common with that one which Kitty had known from childhood, and which found expression in litanies and all-night services at the Widow's Home, where one might meet one's friends, and in learning by heart Slavonic texts with the priest.