Meaning of “get religion” in the English Dictionary

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"get religion" in British English

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get religion


to become very religious:

He suddenly got religion when he went to college.

US to start doing something in a serious and careful way:

I get religion each time I do my income tax - I always wonder why I didn't keep better records.

(Definition of “get religion” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)