Definition of come-to-Jesus in English:

come-to-Jesus

adjective

North American
  • 1Designating a person or group of people who encourage others to accept Christianity; of, relating to, or typical of such a person or group. Usually with disparaging implication: insincerely pious, hypocritical.

  • 2Designating clothing worn by or associated with a preacher or minister; (also) designating clothing resembling this in style; as come-to-Jesus coat, come-to-Jesus collar. Now historical or archaic.

  • 3Of a meeting, discussion, encounter, etc.: that results or is intended to result in a significant shift in the current way of thinking about or doing something; involving or characterized by facing unpleasant facts and the making of important, difficult decisions.

noun

North American
  • A meeting, discussion, etc., intended to settle a dispute or resolve a situation; an intense argument, a showdown.

Origin

Late 19th century. From to come to Jesus.

Pronunciation

come-to-Jesus

/ˌkʌmtəˈdʒiːzəs/