Idioms about religion

Idioms about religion

  • act of God

    Meaning: something that ooccured, such as an accident, for which no human is responsible. A natural disaster such as a storm, earthquake...

  • adam's ale

    Meaning: water.

  • as patient as Job

    Meaning: If someone is as patient as Job, they are very patient.

  • as poor as a church mouse

    Meaning: Very poor; extremely poor

  • as ugly as sin

    Meaning: it is very ugly

  • baptism of fire

    Meaning: The idiom baptism of fire refers to a very difficult first experience someone undergoes.

  • bear one's cross

    Meaning: If someone bear one's cross they endure burden or difficulties.

  • better the devil you know

    Meaning: it is sometimes better to deal with someone or thing you know than to deal with a new person or thing who could be even worse.

  • between the devil and the deep blue sea

    Meaning: In a difficult position

  • by the grace of God

    Meaning: Through the kindness and help of God.

  • cold day in hell

    Meaning: A condition for something that would be extremely unlikely to occur

  • come hell or high water

    Meaning: No matter what happens

  • count your blessings

    Meaning: When you count your blessings, you are grateful for what you have.

  • crux of the matter

    Meaning: The phrase crux of the matter refers to the most important point of an issue.

  • devil-may-care

    Meaning: careless, reckless or defiant.

  • eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth

    Meaning: The phrase eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth refers to a principle found in Babylonian Law, in the Code of Hammurabi, as well as in monotheist religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam. According to this principle a person who has injured another person is penalized to a similar degree.

  • fall from grace

    Meaning: The idiom fall from grace refers to a loss of status, respect, or prestige.

  • get religion

    Meaning: If you get religion, you decide to become religious or to behave in an ethical way and end one's immoral behavior.

  • give the devil his due

    Meaning: Literally, the phrase 'give the devil his due' means to pay the devil what you owe him. Figuratively, the phrase is used to mean that one has to acknowledge the positive qualities of a person who is unpleasant or disliked.

  • go to hell in a handbasket

    Meaning: go to a bad state of affairs quickly.

  • God forbid

    Meaning: said when you hope that something does not happen.

  • God knows

    Meaning: this idiom means "only God knows." Said when you have absolutely no knowledge of something.

  • God's honest truth

    Meaning: The phrase God's honest truth refers the absolute, unquestionable truth. The idiom is used to suggest that something is the complete truth.

  • high man on the totem pole

    Meaning: the most important person in a hierarchy or organization.

  • in God's name

    Meaning: used to add emphasis.

  • low man on the totem pole

    Meaning: The least important man in a hierarchy or organization.

  • Mecca for someone or something

    Meaning: If a place is a Mecca for someone or something, it is a place that a lot of people visit because it is known for something that they want to see or do.

  • not have a snowball's chance in hell

    Meaning: not to be able to achieve something.

  • poverty is no sin

    Meaning: The phrase poverty is no sin means that we shouldn't condemn people for their poverty.

  • preach to the choir

    Meaning: The phrase preach to the choir or preach to the converted means to ​try to convince people of something that they already ​believe.

  • religious about doing something

    Meaning: If someone is religious about doing something, they are strict and conscientious about it.

  • sell your soul to the devil

    Meaning: The phrase to sell your soul to the devil is an idiomatic expression that means to be willing to do anything for money or some other reward.

  • speak of the devil

    Meaning: The phrase speak of the devil is the short form of the idiom speak of the devil and he shall appear. It is used about someone who appears unexpectedly while being talked about.

  • until hell freezes over

    Meaning: If someone say that someone can do something until hell freezes over, they mean that one will never in their life get the results that they want.