rule something with a rod of iron

rule something with a rod of iron
rule someone/something/with a rod of iron phrase
to control someone or something in a very strict way

She ruled that school with a rod of iron.

Thesaurus: to be in chargesynonym
Main entry: rule

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • rule (something) with a rod of iron — rule (sb/sth) with a rod of ˈiron idiom to control a person or a group of people very severely Main entry: ↑ruleidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • rule someone with a rod of iron — rule someone/something/with a rod of iron phrase to control someone or something in a very strict way She ruled that school with a rod of iron. Thesaurus: to be in chargesynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • rule someone or something with a rod of iron — control or govern someone or something very strictly or harshly …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • rule — rule1 W2S2 [ru:l] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(instruction)¦ 2¦(advice)¦ 3¦(normal/usual)¦ 4¦(government)¦ 5¦(grammar/science etc)¦ 6 the rule of law 7 the rules of natural justice 8 rule of thumb 9 make it a rule (to do something) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rule */*/*/ — I UK [ruːl] / US [rul] noun Word forms rule : singular rule plural rules 1) [countable] a statement explaining what someone can or cannot do in a particular system, game, or situation We need new club rules before we start looking for more… …   English dictionary

  • rule — 1 /ru:l/ noun 1 INSTRUCTION (C) an official instruction that says how things must be done or what is allowed, especially in a game, organization, or job: the school rules | against the rules: You can t come in if you re not a member it s against… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • rod — noun (C) 1 a long thin pole or bar: The walls are reinforced with steel rods. 2 a long thin pole used with a line and hook for catching fish: a fishing rod 3 make a rod for your own back to do something that will cause trouble for you in the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • rod — noun 1》 a thin straight bar, especially of wood or metal. 2》 a fishing rod. 3》 a slender straight stick or shoot growing on or cut from a tree or bush.     ↘(the rod) the use of a stick for caning or flogging. 4》 historical, chiefly Brit. another …   English new terms dictionary

  • Side-bar rule — Side Side, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the side, or toward the side; lateral. [1913 Webster] One mighty squadron with a side wind sped. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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