blood and iron

noun

Definition of blood and iron

: reliance on and use of force especially : the use of military power rather than normal diplomatic means

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History and Etymology for blood and iron

translation of German blut und eisen

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“Blood and iron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blood%20and%20iron. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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