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trial by fire

A test in which a person is exposed to flames in order to assess his/her truthfulness, commitment, courage, etc.
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'trial by fire':

trial by fireA situation in which a soldier or other combatant faces the discharge of opposing weapons, as a test of his or her fortitude.
trial by fireAny ordeal which tests one's strength, endurance, or resolve.
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