'Iron fist' Meaning
What does the saying 'Iron fist' mean?
Meaning: Someone who rules or controls something with an iron fist is in absolute control and tolerates no dissent. An iron fist in a velvet glove is used to describe someone who appears soft on the outside, but underneath is very hard. 'Mailed fist' is an alternative form.
Contributor: Richard Flynn
Country: International English | Subject Area: Body and bodily functions | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
- Mailed fist
- Make a better fist
- Make money hand over fist
- Strike while the iron is hot
- Cast iron stomach
- Talk the legs off an iron pot
- Iron in the fire
- Make a good fist
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