rule sth with an iron hand/fist Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

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rule sth with an iron hand/fist

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