On a biblical scale
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British pronunciation/ˌɒn ɐ bˈɪblɪkəl skˈeɪl/
American pronunciation/ˌɑːn ɐ bˈɪblɪkəl skˈeɪl/
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to a great degree

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on a biblical scale definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "on a biblical scale" and when to use it?

The idiom "on a biblical scale" draws its origin from references to events or actions described in the Bible, which often depict grand or extraordinary occurrences. The Bible contains numerous accounts of dramatic events, miracles, and epic stories, and thus, the term "biblical" has come to signify something of immense proportions or significance. This idiomatic expression is used to emphasize the enormity or significance of a situation or event. It suggests that the scale of what is being described is comparable to the epic events found in biblical narratives.

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The growth of the tech industry in the past decade has been on a biblical scale, transforming the world.
Their generosity in donating to the disaster relief fund was on a biblical scale, providing much-needed aid to those in need.
The storm's destructive force was on a biblical scale, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.
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