- to acquire a deep conviction of the validity of religious beliefs and practices.
- to resolve to mend one's errant ways: The company got religion and stopped making dangerous products.
Origin of religion
Related formsre·li·gion·less, adjectivean·ti·re·li·gion, adjectivenon·re·li·gion, nounsub·re·li·gion, noun
British Dictionary definitions for get religion
- the practice of sacred ritual observances
- sacred rites and ceremonies
Word Origin for religion
Idioms and Phrases with get religion (1 of 2)
Be converted; also, decide to behave in an upright, ethical way. For example, After the children were born, John got religion and joined the church, or After years of total selfishness, she suddenly got religion and is doing all kinds of volunteer work. [Second half of 1700s]
Idioms and Phrases with get religion (2 of 2)
see get religion.