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trial by fire

A test of one's abilities to perform well under pressure, as in Finishing this buge list of chores in time for the wedding is really a trial by fire. This expression alludes to the medieval practice of determining a person's guilt by having them undergo an ordeal, such as walking barefoot through a fire.
See also: fire, trial

trial by fire

A test of one's abilities, especially the ability to perform well under pressure.
See also: fire, trial
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He created Trial by Fire, which just became an official nonprofit this year with Newman as artistic director, to provide a welcoming environment for artists who, perhaps like himself, feel pushed out by other organizations.
Trial By Fire Solutions will be offering live demonstrations in Booth 650 at DIA 2011, where the company founders will be available to answer questions about SimpleCTMS.
LOS ANGELES - May 17, 2001 - (bottom photo)Actress Claudia Christian, star of the upcoming film, Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire, along with its directors Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise, participate in the debut of the interactive PC game, Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire - Trial by Fire, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
science industry, they both recognize the benefit in being able to implement a study management solution that bridges together all service providers and stakeholders seamlessly," states Nancy Cecchettini, Chief Product Officer at Trial By Fire Solutions, developer of SimpleCTMS.
All of the music on REVELATION was produced by Kevin Shirley (who previously worked with JOURNEY on their Platinum-certified TRIAL BY FIRE album).
WHO: Claudia Christian, star of Disney's "Atlantis: The Lost Empire" film and voice talent from the game, "Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire - Trial by Fire," speaks about the launch of the game at the event.
com)-- Trial By Fire Solutions, a leading software-as-a-service provider of eClinical study management solutions, today announced the general release of SimpleCTMS, an on-demand software solution designed to optimize clinical study management costs and improve clinical trial management efficiencies.
AlertSanDiego was proven in a trial by fire when, on October 22, 2007, it was activated just three days after County staff had received training.
Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire - Trial By Fire," a new action-adventure PC CD-ROM game from Disney Interactive, is available in retail stores nationwide starting May 15.
23 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting Thursday, February 7, SolToro Tequila Grill at Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort challenges diners' taste buds to the ultimate trial by fire.
It was trial by fire when singer-songwriter Paula Cole overcame her shyness last June and played keyboards on stage for the first time.
Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire -- Search for the Journal" also serves as the "prequel" to "Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire -- Trial By Fire," the follow-up, expanded retail version of the game, launching May 15 for a suggested retail price of $29.
In a little over 48 hours, Harry undergoes a personal trial by fire that ends unexpectedly in Babylon, the extraordinary movie set Griffith constructed for the film he believed would be his masterpiece, Intolerance.
Bill Sassman recalls his first day as "a trial by fire.
Her list of national bestsellers include Mitigating Circumstances, Interest of Justice, First Offense, California Angel, Trial by Fire, and Abuse of Power, all of which were published by Dutton/Signet.