One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A member of an evangelical Christian group which expresses religious fervor by frenzied excitement or trances.
- ‘Their programs are widely regarded within the community, but it isn't a place where the holy rollers and people who expect an old fashioned Babtist ceremony would go.’
- ‘Let's face it, we are constantly hearing from the holy rollers with their reassuring message that miracles do happen.’
- ‘He can work himself into a holy roller's lather on his motivational tapes, but in person he's reassuringly low-key, with an undercurrent of no-nonsense intensity.’
- ‘I'm not condemning her for that at all, but I just have to explain that that is why I quit being such a holy roller.’
- ‘At his party conferences, he's appeared sometimes like a kind of holy roller figure, sometimes like a rather earnest vicar.’
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