rule with a rod of iron

rule with a rod of iron
rule with a rod of iron
To rule with stern severity
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Main Entry:iron

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rule with a rod of iron — see rule, 2
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Main Entry:rod

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  • rule someone with a rod of iron — rule (someone) with a rod of iron British, American & Australian, American & Australian to control a group of people very firmly, having complete power over everything that they do. For 17 years she ruled the country with a rod of iron. My uncle… …   New idioms dictionary

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  • rule with an iron fist/hand — (chiefly US) (or Brit rule with a rod of iron) : to rule a country, area, group, etc., in a very strict and often cruel way The dictator ruled (the island) with an iron fist. • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • rule someone/thing with a rod of iron — control or govern someone or something very harshly. → rod …   English new terms dictionary

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