blood and iron

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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 24 Jul. 2024.

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