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Firmness or ruthlessness cloaked in outward gentleness.
- ‘Ressler, who hides an iron fist in a velvet glove, did not miss the opportunity to praise them, while having a dig at current technical director.’
- ‘The US and Britain have compromised to buy goodwill, retaining the right to strike with an iron fist in a velvet glove.’
- ‘Once upon a time, colonial Britain ruled India with an iron fist in a velvet glove.’
- ‘Made with throwaway good humour, here was an iron fist in a velvet glove.’
- ‘The fact is that India has realised that the only way to tackle China is with an iron hand in a velvet glove.’
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