Baptism of Fire(redirected from Baptism by fire)
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Baptism of Fire
Informal; a difficult situation a company or manager is experiencing for the first time. Baptism of fire is generally thought to result in the company or manager's success or failure. Examples include the hiring of a new CEO at a time when a company is facing bankruptcy, or the entrance of a firm's first major competitor into the market.