someone gets religion


someone gets religion
(someone) gets religion someone's behavior suddenly changes because of a better understanding of something.

After the attacks, the administration suddenly got religion about tracking down terrorists' bank accounts.

Usage notes: usually said to show you think someone should have changed their behavior sooner
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of get religion (= to suddenly become very religious)

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