iron hand


iron hand

noun

Definition of IRON HAND

:  stern or rigorous control <ruled with an iron hand>
iron·hand·ed \ˈī(-ə)rn-ˈhan-dəd\ adjective

First Known Use of IRON HAND

1703

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