fire-and-brimstone

[ fahyuh r-uh n-brim-stohn ]
/ ˈfaɪər ənˈbrɪmˌstoʊn /

adjective

threatening punishment in the hereafter: a fire-and-brimstone sermon.

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Origin of fire-and-brimstone

First recorded in 1795–1805
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fire-and-brimstone

adjective

(of a sermon, preacher, etc) zealous, esp in threatening eternal damnation
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