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English definition of “rule sth with an iron hand/fist”

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rule sth with an iron hand/fist

US
to control a group of people very firmly, having complete power over everything they do
Translations of “rule sth with an iron hand/fist”
in Chinese (Traditional) 以鐵腕手段控制…
in Chinese (Simplified) 以铁腕手段控制…
(Definition of rule sth with an iron hand/fist from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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