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Meaning of "an iron fist" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AN IRON FIST

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AN IRON FIST

an
an ace up one´s sleeve
an arm and a leg
an axe to grind
an eye for an eye
an iron fist in a velvet glove
An Lu Shan
an open book
an overgrown child
an´t
ana
anabaena
anabantid
Anabaptism
Anabaptist
anabaptistic
anabaptize
anabas
anabases
anabasis

WORDS THAT END LIKE AN IRON FIST

A list
A-list
alchemist
artist
assist
Christ
exist
exorcist
fist
hand over fist
iron fist
list
pacifist
pinchfist
playlist
puckfist
selfist
specialist
tourist
wish list

Synonyms and antonyms of an iron fist in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «an iron fist» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AN IRON FIST

Find out the translation of an iron fist to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of an iron fist from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «an iron fist» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

铁腕
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

un puño de hierro
570 millions of speakers

English

an iron fist
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक लोहे की मुट्ठी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بقبضة من حديد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Железный кулак
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

um punho de ferro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একটি লোহা মুষ্টি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

une main de fer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penumbuk besi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

eine eiserne Faust
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

鉄の拳
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

철권
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Anake wesi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một bàn tay sắt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு இரும்புப் பிணைப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एक लोखंडी हात
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Bir yumruk yumruk
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pugno di ferro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

żelazną pięścią
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Залізний кулак
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

un pumn de fier
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μια σιδερένια γροθιά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n ysterhand
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

järnhand
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

jernhånd
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of an iron fist

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AN IRON FIST»

The term «an iron fist» is very widely used and occupies the 9.016 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AN IRON FIST» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about an iron fist

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AN IRON FIST»

Discover the use of an iron fist in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to an iron fist and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Contesting the Iron Fist: Advocacy Networks and Police ...
However, Duhalde focused on improving police institutions' material resources and supporting an 'iron fist' approach toward crime and social protests. For instance, responding to criticisms coming from CELS on the disproportion between ...
Claudio Fuentes, 2005
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Immortal Iron Fist Vol. 3: The Book of Iron Fist
They have loved to live as an Iron Fist, and loved to die as an Iron Fist. The Book of the Iron Fisttells their story. It is a story of epic adventure that takes place a millenium ago, in the here and now and at all stops between. It is the story of the  ...
Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, 2008
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Iron Fist, Velvet Glove
People do fear an iron fist. But an iron fist that's wrapped inside a velvet glove can perform miracles. Don't you ever forget that, okay?” Quentin replied with a thoughtful nod. Then he turned and quietly left the room. 6. Serious After the show, ...
James Pierre, 2010
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GameAxis Unwired
An Iron Fist. 67 OCTOBER 2007 Shang Chi was a runaway hit for Marvel, which basically.
5
Picture This: World War I Posters and Visual Culture
of holding out or resilience instead of advance proliferated by 1915: "In the east and west, in the north and south we clench our enemies with an iron fist."5 To be sure, the Russian retreat from Poland in summer 1915 aroused new excitement.
Pearl James, 2009
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The Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove
At the time of her passing, she was described by a close friend as “an iron fist in a velvet glove,” and those are the exact words JoAnn would have used to describe her grandmother—with all due respect and affection. It was with great distress ...
Joann H. Jeffries, Roger D. Jeffries, 2011
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The Big Three in Economics: Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and John ...
... "trembling" and "getting stuck" and "amputated" (Hahn 1982), "palsied" (Stiglitz 2001, 473), "bloody" (Rothschild 2001, 119), and an "iron fist of competition" ( Roemer 1988, 2-3). The invisible hand concept has received surprising praise from ...
Mark Skousen
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Chameleons to the Rescue
“I presume that Iron Fist has an iron fist – if anything else, to prove that he's a big wheel in crime. What I want to know is – what beef does Iron Fist have against Mr. Nicholas?” “Nicholas' a threat to Iron Fist's plans – don't ask me why. All I know ...
John Lavernoich, 2011
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The Good-bye Window: A Year in the Life of a Day-Care Center
The second thing is always rule with an iron fist. And the third thing to remember is always drink from this side of the royal golden goblet. Can you remember that?' " Emily's voice, when she speaks for the king, is deep and heavy, "And Rocio ...
Harriet Brown, 1998
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In Plain Sight: Felix A. Sommerfeld, Spymaster in Mexico, ...
... co ” had ruled the count ” had ruled the country w had ruled the country with ruled the country with d the country with e country with an iron fist an iron fist since an iron fist since 18 an iron fist since 1876. iron fist since 1876. Th fist since 1876.
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AN IRON FIST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term an iron fist is used in the context of the following news items.
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NASCAR up to speed with drivers council
DAYTONA BEACH — Bill France Sr. formed NASCAR and ruled stock-car racing with an iron fist, and his son, Bill France Jr. followed suit. «Orlando Sentinel, Jul 15»
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Shanti Devi is authoritative, bossy and runs the Srivastav house with an iron fist. Her family members comprise of her dutiful son Raghav, her ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
3
Revolution planned in Swaziland if Chiefs and Pirates play King's Cup
... against the tournament which is organised by King Swati III, who is said to have violated human rights and ruled the country with an iron fist. «Goal.com, Jul 15»
4
To Mystic Or Not To Mystic - Marvel's Question On Iron Fist
That he has honed his abilities to the point he defeated a dragon and can focus his chi to create an iron fist. I think those elements need to be in ... «Bleeding Cool News, Jul 15»
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Manchester United's Louis van Gaal has gruelling pre-season 'boot …
... Persie, return to training on Monday they will meet a determined Dutchman ready with an iron fist to bring success to the Old Trafford giants. «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Grace Mugabe: From first lady to President of Zimbabwe? Nobody's …
... a former freedom fighter who has run the country with an iron fist for more than three decades - most Zimbabweans would have laughed. «The Zimbabwean, Jul 15»
7
CHAN DREAM UP IN SMOKE
The lobbyists are fighting against King Mswati III for violating human rights and for ruling the country with an iron fist. They said Chiefs' and ... «Times of Swaziland, Jul 15»
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The List - 7 of the Worst Sore Losers
Don Krieg ( One Piece ) The gold-suited Pirate leader rules over his subordinates with an iron fist with no discernible redeeming attributes. «Anime News Network, Jul 15»
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Ron Paul: We don't need Trump's 'iron fist' to 'take charge and take …
"We don't need somebody with an iron fist to come in and say, 'It'll be done my way and I can correct all these problems,' because the solution ... «Washington Examiner, Jul 15»
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Ron Paul: We don't need Trump's 'iron fist'
"We don't need somebody with an iron fist to come in and say, 'It'll be done my way and I can correct all these problems,' because the solution ... «Washington Examiner, Jul 15»

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