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English definition of “fire and brimstone”

fire and brimstone

used to mean the threat of Hell or damnation (= punishment that lasts for ever) after death: The preacher's sermon was full of fire and brimstone.Hell
(Definition of fire and brimstone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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