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English definition of “fire and brimstone”

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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.
Translations of “fire and brimstone”
in Chinese (Traditional) 永恆的煎熬(指死後下地獄永不超生的威脅)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 永恒的煎熬(指死后下地狱永不得超生的威胁)…
(Definition of fire and brimstone from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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