Trial-by-fire Definition

noun

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

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A situation in which a soldier or other combatant faces the discharge of opposing weapons, as a test of his or her fortitude.

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(idiomatic, by extension) Any ordeal which tests one's strength, endurance, or resolve.

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Other Word Forms of Trial-by-fire

Noun

Singular:
trial-by-fire
Plural:
trials by fire

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