iron hand

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iron hand

n.
Rigorous or despotic control.

i′ron·hand′ed (ī′ərn-hăn′dĭd) adj.
i′ron·hand′ed·ness n.

iron hand

n
harsh or rigorous control; overbearing or autocratic force: he ruled with an iron hand.

i′ron hand′


n.
strict control.
[1840–50]
i′ron-hand′ed, adj.