rain fire and brimstone

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To send horror or destruction.

Etymology:

  • A reference to the Bible, London: Robert Barker, 1611, Psalms 11:6: “Upon the wicked hee shall raine snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.”
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That day I raised my hand and swore obedience and loyalty to God, country and the Marine Corps, not necessarily in that order, and promised to rain fire and brimstone upon all enemies happened to be only two weeks after the buildup of troops began in Vietnam with the landing of the Ninth Marine Expeditionary Brigade at Da Nang on 9 March 1965.

Submitted on July 10, 2018

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వర్షం అగ్ని మరియు గంధపురాయి

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