Definition of “a baptism of/by fire” - English Dictionary

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“a baptism of/by fire” in British English

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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)

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