come-to-Jesus meeting

come-to-Jesus meeting

1. A spiritual meeting in which participants are encouraged to repent their sins and accept Jesus Christ as their savior. I've told her that I am an avid atheist, but she still insists on me attending one of her come-to-Jesus meetings.
2. Any meeting in which a frank, often unpleasant, conversation is held so as to bring to light and/or resolve some issue at hand. Boys, we're going to have a come-to-Jesus meeting about the drugs I found in the house, and if no one tells me the truth, then you're both going to get a whooping. The boss called us in for a real come-to-Jesus meeting about our sales for this quarter.
See also: meeting
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We're going to have a come-to-Jesus meeting," he said.
When Northrop finally realizes that they have a serious problem with an essential component on the B-2 like the ZSR-62 or the ARTS, problems that can't be hidden indefinitely, the company does not at that point hold a come-to-Jesus meeting with the Air Force.