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    what does it mean when someone say "your glove is softer than your hand"?

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    Re: query

    Where did you hear or see this? It's not an idiom I have heard.

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    Re: query

    Sounds like another way of saying "An iron fist in a velvet glove" = on the surface everything is nice and smooth, underneath it is hard and unmovable. A way of saying that (for instance) the employers are apparently offering a good deal to their employees, but in fact there is no change to the conditions.

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