get religion
phrasal 1. to undergo religious conversion 2. to turn to or adopt an enlightened course of action or point of view

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • religion — re|li|gion W2S2 [rıˈlıdʒən] n [Date: 1100 1200; : Latin; Origin: religio, probably from religare; RELY] 1.) [U] a belief in one or more gods ▪ The U.S. Constitution promises freedom of religion. ▪ a course on philosophy and religion 2.) a parti …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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