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English definition of “a baptism of/by fire”

a baptism of/by fire

a very difficult first experience of something: I was given a million-dollar project to manage in my first month - it was a real baptism of fire .Beginnings and starts
(Definition of a baptism of/by fire from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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