Hardhanded - definition of hardhanded by The Free Dictionary
1. Having hands calloused or hardened by work.
2. Oppressive; tyrannical.
having hard or thickened skin on the hands due to manual workharsh and domineering
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If they are strict with the students, it is described as hardhanded
Too crooked across a straight delivery from Babar on day three, he was now too hardhanded
against the same bowler, shooting the ball off the bat straight into the lap of silly point.
Far from free, their "City upon a Hill" was a hardhanded