Of a/the... persuasion - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
of a/the... persuasion
of the persuasion (that)
holding a belief that something is true or is in existence. Anne is of the persuasion that supports that candidate for mayor. The paranoid person was of the persuasion that aliens lived among us.
of a/the... persuasion (formal or humorous) of the type mentioned: As a young man, Max had always been of an artistic persuasion. ♢ peers of the Liberal persuasion