Definition of 'velvet glove'
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This is an iron fist in a velvet glove.The Sun (2009) FRIENDS FOR LIFE (2003) The Sun (2010)
You might need to be an iron fist in a velvet glove when it comes to dealing with family or friends.The Sun (2015) Times, Sunday Times (2016)
This is not so much the iron fist in a velvet glove as an iron fist, period.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
A steel fist in a velvet glove?Times, Sunday Times (2014)
A lot of fathers feel that they have to adopt the iron fist in the velvet glove where their sons are concerned.Times, Sunday Times (2015) The Sun (2011)
Torn between looking vulnerable and unstoppable, the Gunners this term have a steel fist inside the velvet glove.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Most refreshingly, no whip bans tainted the finish, since both jockeys wore velvet gloves over their iron fists.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Here, there is a little variation: sometimes he will wrap his fist in a velvet glove before delivering the blow.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Definition of velvet glove from the Collins English Dictionary