an iron hand/fist in a velvet glove Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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an iron hand/fist in a velvet glove

used to ​describe someone who ​seems to be ​gentle but is in ​factforceful and ​determined
(Definition of an iron hand/fist in a velvet glove from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “an iron hand/fist in a velvet glove”
in Chinese (Simplified) 外柔内刚的人…
in Chinese (Traditional) 外柔內剛的人…
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