mailed fist


Definition of mailed fist

: a threat of armed or overbearing force

Examples of mailed fist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Behind the invisible hand of the market is the mailed fist of the government, pushing companies to the left in ways direct and indirect, in areas ranging from climate policy to workplace and hiring rules. Dan Mclaughlin, National Review, 10 June 2021

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First Known Use of mailed fist

1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mailed fist was in 1897

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“Mailed fist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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