iron hand

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Noun[edit]

iron hand (uncountable)

  1. (figuratively) Firmess, inflexibility, sternness.
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 41:
      Reverend Harris ran Clerkebury with an iron hand and an abiding sense of fairness.

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