Meaning of “an iron hand/fist in a velvet glove” in the English Dictionary

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"an iron hand/fist in a velvet glove" in British English

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an iron hand/fist in a velvet glove

used to describe someone who seems to be gentle but is in fact forceful and determined

(Definition of “an iron hand/fist in a velvet glove” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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