iron hand

iron hand
Synonyms and related words:
administration, argumentum baculinum, authority, big stick, claws, clutches, command, control, despotism, disposition, domination, domineering, dominion, empery, empire, fascism, firm hand, governance, government, grasp, grip, gripe, hand, hands, heavy hand, helm, high hand, hold, iron boot, iron heel, jurisdiction, mastership, mastery, oppression, power, raj, regnancy, reign, reign of terror, reins of government, rule, sovereignty, strong hand, sway, talons, terrorism, thought control, tight hand, tight rein, tight ship, tyranny

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  • iron hand — noun Date: 1703 stern or rigorous control < ruled with an iron hand > • ironhanded adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • iron hand — strict or harsh control: The general governed the country with an iron hand. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • iron hand — noun Firmess, inflexibility, sternness. Reverend Harris ran Clerkebury with an iron hand and an abiding sense of fairness …   Wiktionary

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  • Operation Iron Hand — was a US military operation conducted during the Vietnam War. It was intended to suppress Soviet supplied surface to air missile (SAM) systems in North Vietnam before they became operational. Operation Iron Hand was in conjunction with Wild… …   Wikipedia

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