Strict hand

severe discipline; rigorous government.

See also: Hand

References in classic literature ?
When once more alone, I reviewed the information I had got; looked into my heart, examined its thoughts and feelings, and endeavoured to bring back with a strict hand such as had been straying through imagination's boundless and trackless waste, into the safe fold of common sense.
While a strict hand is necessary to keep your budget under control, too much authority where your child always hears the word "no" will curb their enthusiasm.
Together with then chief executive Martin Winterkorn, Piech steered the ever-widening VW empire with a strict hand, in a hierarchical and centralist manner.
'We expect strict hand washing before handling food.
The Chief Minister said that he had asked the Punjab police to deal with any attempts to revive terrorism with a "strict hand".
Strict hand hygiene and other practices shortened stays and cut costs and mortality in a pediatric intensive care unit.
The bundled elements vary from site to site, but most include strict hand hygiene, active surveillance, placing patients on isolation, geographic and personnel cohorting, and aggressive environmental decontamination.
[1-3] Both pathogenic and non-pathogenic bacteria commonly colonise these items and simple infection-control measures such as strict hand hygiene, specific dress codes for staff and the bare-below-the-elbow policy often help in the fight against nosocomial infections.
"We also follow strict hand hygiene procedures involving washing with soap and water which is more effective than alcohol gel.
Airlines brought in strict hand luggage rules after the 2006 transatlantic bomb plot.
Disappointingly, the Williams Estate, overseen by Sewance: The University of the South, rules with a notoriously strict hand that restrains the generative possibilities of his work.