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Difference between Get religion and Lose one’s religion

get religion

1. acquire deep religious beliefs:

  • She left him when she got religion and quit the porn business.

2. resolve to mend one’s ways (usually after a powerful experience):

  • When I had an automobile accident, I really got religion.

Note: The expression does not correlate in meaning with the phrase enter into religion—(dated) adopt a monastic life:

  • We must enter into religion and be made nuns by will or by force.

lose one’s religion—

1. give up one’s religious beliefs and practices:

  • It can be an overwhelmingly lonely experience to lose one’s religion.

2. (U.S. coll.) lose one’s temper or one’s better judgment:

  • I purchased a shelf and I almost lost my religion last night trying to put it together.