iron fist
a) Ruthless control.

"Josef Stalin ruled the Soviet Union with an iron fist."

b) Symbol of an armys tank or cavalry branch
Syn: armoured fist, armored fist, mailed fist
See Also: ironfisted, iron-fisted

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