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come to Jesus

1. Literally, to accept Jesus Christ as one's savior. An inspirational homily sparked my come to Jesus moment, and I've been a Christian ever since.
2. A phrase used to describe a persuasive conversation aimed at getting the listener to change (and, often, to stop doing something negative or self-destructive). When my parents found out that Jack was doing drugs, they sat him down for a come to Jesus talk, in the hopes that they could get him to agree to rehab. After months of poor performance, the boss is calling Janet in for a come to Jesus meeting.
See also: come, Jesus
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If 2016 was the year the retail industry had a come-to-Jesus moment when it finally realized how badly it had responded to the online onslaught, and if 2017 was the year the industry began to finally dig itself out of the hole it had dug itself into, then 2018 is going to be the year when retailers try to get out ahead of this thing...
The pair are said to have had a "come-to-Jesus meeting," during which Chris, 45, said he really got through to Nick.
"Sometimes you got to have that come-to-Jesus meeting.
Before lavishing too much praise on the European oil majors for their come-to-Jesus moment on carbon pricing, it's worth asking: What's in it for them?
He is decrying the end of Iranian sanctions, claiming the economic relief aimed for in the peace talks will only bring us closer to that come-to-jesus moment, the nuclear kind, His face embossed on our place in the mushroom gloom.
The 44-year-old blamed booze for his drug-taking and yesterday declared he is "finished" with alcohol after experiencing a "come-to-Jesus moment".
In a TV interview he said: "I've had a come-to-Jesus moment if you want to call it that.
It was at that point, Booker explained, that he experienced a "proverbial come-to-Jesus moment," as he felt the intensity of the heat and could not find Hodge.
But in another account, Bush's come-to-Jesus moment arrived a year earlier, in the more humble setting of the Holidome restaurant at the Midland, Texas, Holiday Inn.
after the book had been accepted, "What about all that come-to-Jesus
indeed, talk in a "come-to-Jesus" idiom, but to "take it out" could only
He knew that he had not finished with his "come-to-Jesus stuff," that what he had said in the black church idiom of his novel had not come through with the clarity he had intended, that he would have to try again.
The beleaguered mayor of Toronto said he has given up alcohol in a "come-to-Jesus" moment days after confessing that he smoked crack cocaine during a (http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/519776/20131105/toronto-rob-ford-mayor-crack-cocaine-smoking.htm) "drunken stupor" .
In an interview with the (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/rob-ford-says-he-s-quit-drinking-has-had-come-to-jesus-moment-1.2430801) Canadian Broadcasting Corp after Toronto's City Council stripped him of most of his substantive powers, he said: "I've had a come-to-Jesus moment if you want to call it that.