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Meaning of “a baptism of/by fire” in the English Dictionary

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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.
(Definition of a baptism of/by fire from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “a baptism of/by fire”
in Chinese (Simplified) 初次的痛苦经历, 火的洗礼…
in Chinese (Traditional) 初次的痛苦經歷, 戰火的洗禮…
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