Meaning of “rule sth with an iron hand/fist” in the English Dictionary

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"rule sth with an iron hand/fist" in British English

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rule sth with an iron hand/fist

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to control a group of people very firmly, having complete power over everything they do

(Definition of “rule sth with an iron hand/fist” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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