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I want to be America's Margaret Thatcher. I will be the next Iron Lady.
Michele Bachmann

Meaning of "Iron Lady" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF IRON LADY

Iron Lady  [ˈaɪən ˈleɪdɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF IRON LADY

noun
adjective
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adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Iron Lady is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES IRON LADY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Iron Lady

Iron Lady is a nickname that has frequently been used to describe female heads of government around the world. The term describes a "strong willed" woman. The iron metaphor was most famously applied to Margaret Thatcher, and was coined by Captain Yuri Gavrilov in 1976 in the Soviet newspaper Red Star, for her staunch opposition to the Soviet Union and socialism. Due to the wide popularity of this epithet, it has since been applied to many women political figures, including regional variations, and even retrospectively.

Definition of Iron Lady in the English dictionary

The definition of Iron Lady in the dictionary is the Iron Lady a nickname often used to describe female heads of government around the world, meaning `stong-willed woman'. Most famously used of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Margaret Thatcher.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH IRON LADY


Adie
ˈeɪdɪ
byrlady
bəˈleɪdɪ
cedi
ˈseɪdɪ
charlady
ˈtʃɑːˌleɪdɪ
fady
ˈfeɪdɪ
forelady
ˈfɔːˌleɪdɪ
glady
ˈɡleɪdɪ
lady
ˈleɪdɪ
landlady
ˈlændˌleɪdɪ
maravedi
ˌmærəˈveɪdɪ
miladi
mɪˈleɪdɪ
milady
mɪˈleɪdɪ
saleslady
ˈseɪlzˌleɪdɪ
shady
ˈʃeɪdɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IRON LADY

Iron Chancellor
iron constitution
Iron Cross
Iron Curtain
Iron Duke
iron fist
iron foundry
Iron Gate
Iron Gates
iron glance
iron grey
Iron Guard

WORDS THAT END LIKE IRON LADY

already
at the ready
beady
bearded lady
bready
combat-ready
first lady
heady
leading lady
my lady
old lady
Our Lady
pink lady
ready
shopping bag lady
steady
the ready
unsteady
wady
young lady

Synonyms and antonyms of Iron Lady in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Iron Lady» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF IRON LADY

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

Translator English - Chinese

铁娘子
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

La dama de hierro
570 millions of speakers

English

Iron Lady
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आयरन लेडी
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

سيدة الحديد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Железная леди
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Dama de Ferro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আয়রন লেডি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Dame de fer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Wanita besi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Eiserne Lady
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

鉄の女
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아이언 레이디
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Iron Lady
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

iron Lady
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உறுதியான பெண்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लोह लेडी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Demir Bayan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Iron Lady
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Żelazna Dama
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

залізна леді
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Iron Lady
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Iron Lady
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Iron Lady
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Iron Lady
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Iron Lady
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Iron Lady

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «IRON LADY»

The term «Iron Lady» is regularly used and occupies the 80.192 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «IRON LADY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Iron Lady

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QUOTES WITH «IRON LADY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Iron Lady.
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Michele Bachmann
I want to be America's Margaret Thatcher. I will be the next Iron Lady.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IRON LADY»

Discover the use of Iron Lady in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Iron Lady and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Margaret Thatcher: A Portrait of the Iron Lady
The book begins with contrasting scenes? the desolation of Britain in the 1978-9?Winter of Discontent? prior to Thatcher's premiership, and.
John Blundell, 2008
2
The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher: From Grocer’s Daughter to ...
In this abridged edition of John Campbell's two acclaimed volumes on Margaret Thatcher, we trace the life of Britain's only female Prime Minister, from her upbringing in Grantham to her unexpected challenge for leadership of the ...
John Campbell, 2012
3
Margaret Thatcher: The Iron Lady
The first volume of John Campbell's biography of Margaret Thatcher was described by Frank Johnson in the Daily Telegraph as 'much the best book yet written about Lady Thatcher'.
John Campbell, 2008
4
The Real Iron Lady: Working with Margaret Thatcher
What it was like to work every day with one of the most influential politicians of the last century.
Gillian Shephard, 2012
5
Thatcher’s War: The Iron Lady on the Falklands
The definitive inside account of the Falklands War, written by Margaret Thatcher herself.
Margaret Thatcher, 2012
6
Margaret Thatcher: The Iron Lady - Bitesize Biography
Few modern politicians have been as controversial or as divisive as Margaret Thatcher.
Terry Warner, 2012
7
Iron Lady, The (House of Winslow Book #19)
Turn-of-the-century New York City--a place of opportunity, deception, and phenomenal need.As America makes its ascent as a world power, three young daughters of Winslow come to bustling New York City in 1902 seeking careers and direction ...
Gilbert Morris, 2006
8
Sex, Gender and the Conservative Party: From Iron Lady to ...
This book is an account of the feminization of the party since 2005.
Sarah Childs, Paul Webb, 2012
9
When the Iron Lady Ruled Britain
Originally published in the UK as The Return of a Native Reporter to widespread critical acclaim in 1987, this new edition includes a piece describing a revisit to the former Easington Colliery in 2010 and an extensive new foreword by the ...
Robert Chesshyre, 2012
10
Thatcher and Thatcherism
Thatcherism produced dramatic changes, both in Britain and abroad. This expanded second edition brings the book up to date and surveys the origins and impact of Thatcherism as a cultural construct and an economic creed.
Eric J. Evans, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IRON LADY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Iron Lady is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Iron Lady refused to flinch: Thatcher ignored death threats to …
Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher had received death threats to her life in the wake of Indira Gandhi's assassination in October ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
2
Here's the Scoop: Fun Facts for National Ice Cream Day | The Fiscal …
... does not look like former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher invented soft-serve ice cream before she became known as the Iron Lady. «The Fiscal Times, Jul 15»
3
A radical fix for social housing | EDITORIAL | Home | Toronto Sun
Here's a plan: Take a leaf from Britain's Iron Lady. Margaret Thatcher proved a visionary when she sold off council houses — the U.K. ... «Toronto Sun, Jul 15»
4
Jane Bradley: Back to 1965 with ballot box baby - The Scotsman
Having it all isn't easy, it seems, even for the Iron Lady. Equally, there are many working men who have expressed regrets that they spent too ... «Scotsman, Jul 15»
5
On Yer Bike - The Maggie Thatcher Game Show! : Reviews 2015 …
It was genius converting Margaret Thatcher into a cabaret diva; and now Matt Tedford's version of the Iron Lady has become a game show ... «Chortle, Jul 15»
6
Madam Speaker Bronwyn Bishop was born to rule | Herald Sun
“She was like our very own Margaret Thatcher — our Iron Lady,” Ms Moore recalls. Veteran reporter Laurie Oakes even once asked a senior ... «Herald Sun, Jul 15»
7
I'm still alive and kicking – Anita Tjombe | New Era Newspaper …
Namibia's only female boxing promoter and owner of Iron Lady Boxing Promotions, Anita Tjombe, insists she is still and will remain the 'queen ... «New Era, Jul 15»
8
Ranking the women of The View
N.B.: This is not a popularity contest, but rather a ranking of great TV, and on that front The View's Iron Lady was a reliable source. «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
9
Streep, Mulligan, and Carter Star in a New Feminist Rights Movie
The film is backed by strong female power players as well, like The Iron Lady screenwriter Abi Morgan and Brick Lane director Sarah Gavron. «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
10
Giving debtors a break, Karl Rove on Hillary Clinton, and more …
“She must find a happy middle ground between the trumpet-like triumphalism of Margaret Thatcher, Iron Lady of the Falklands War, and the ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»

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