fire and brimstone

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fire and brimstone (uncountable)

  1. The traditional punishments of Hell.

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fire and brimstone (not comparable)

  1. Referencing or emphasizing the power and wrath of God.
    That preacher gave a real fire and brimstone sermon!
    The fire-and-brimstone preacher gave the city council a severe tongue-lashing after they voted on a zoning ordinance allowing a new strip club to open.

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  • fire-and-brimstone

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Last modified on 9 December 2013, at 22:58