sawdust trail

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The path to spiritual redemption or salvation, especially as involving attendance at Christian revival meetings presided over by itinerant preachers in the United States.

Etymology:

  • Probably an allusion to the sawdust which covered the floors of the tents in which religious revival meetings were often held.
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

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sawdust trailThe route followed by an itinerant Christian preacher in the United States.
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