road to Damascus

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Noun1.road to Damascus - a sudden turning point in a person's life (similar to the sudden conversion of the Apostle Paul on the road from Jerusalem to Damascus of arrest Christians)
turning point, landmark, watershed - an event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend; "the agreement was a watershed in the history of both nations"
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One of the great conversions of the Church was that of St Paul who was converted to Christianity by Jesus himself on the road to Damascus (Acts 9) as he was hunting down Christians to imprison or execute them.
I can therefore only conclude that after being beaten by Labour in the European elections last year, maybe it wasn't a spoof attempt at sabotage by Lord Callanan of Low Fell but his personal road to Damascus moment.
It is located closed to the main road to Damascus and Lebanon's borders.
Iain Duncan Smith once had a road to Damascus conversion to tackling poverty after visiting the Glasgow housing estate.
I embraced the new regime like a convert who had seen the light on the road to Damascus, as long as Damascus had a chip shop.
For those fortunate to attend one of Ray's courses, it was a road to Damascus thought-provoking experience as to how the game of rugby should and could be played.
While fighting continued to rage in Mliha, which is located near the road to Damascus International Airport, the breaking of the blockade will help the rebels maintain their control of the area, the reports said.
Nick Clegg must have had a road to Damascus moment.
The phrase 'To Damascus' is often used as a metaphor for a radical change, because the life of Apostle Paul changed on the road to Damascus, and that's what we wanted to convey.
Even if Syria were not quite so far out of bounds at the moment, last week's Inflation Report would hardly qualify as Sir Mervyn's moment on the road to Damascus.
It came a day after warplanes bombed rebels on the road to Damascus international airport.
Warplanes on Wednesday overflew the area, through which passes the road to Damascus international airport.