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Are you religious?

Do you believe in God or a deity? Do you adhere to the tenets of a particular religion? A: "Are you religious?" B: "Well, I'm not an atheist, but I don't go to church regularly or anything."

religious about (something)

Strictly adherent to doing or completing something in the proper way or on time. Tom's religious about sorting the recycling into the correct bins. I know she's religious about her skincare routine, so I've stopped trying to rush her in the morning. It got a bit annoying with how religious he was about keeping the carpets clean.
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religious about doing something

Fig. strict about something; conscientious about something. Bob is religious about paying his bills on time. Max tries to be religious about being polite to everyone.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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