Definition of go through fire (and water) in English:

go through fire (and water)

phrase

  • Face any peril.

    • ‘The tragedy of this woman lies in the rejection of her awesome sacrifice by the very person for whom she went through fire: her son Bharata.’
    • ‘She would go through fire and ice for Natai, whether she knew it or not.’
    • ‘You brought us into the net; you laid a crushing burden on our backs; you let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water.’
    • ‘The psalmist exemplifies this attitude and praises God, ‘Israel's deliverer,’ who has ‘given life to our souls,’ for although ‘we went through fire and water… you have led us out to refreshment.’’
    • ‘He has been through a lot, and when a man is tested, you don't know what he's made of until he really goes through fire.’
    • ‘You let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but you brought us to a place of abundance.’
    • ‘He became a father-figure to young athletes, who would go through fire for him.’