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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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