velvet glove

noun

Definition of velvet glove

: superficial gentleness and courtesy masking a strong and unyielding will or determination the communists were on the … Peninsula only six months in any force, so the people did not have a chance to feel the iron beneath their velvet glove— Darrell Berrigan

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“Velvet glove.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/velvet%20glove. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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