heavy-handed heavy-handed


  1. (adj) lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands
  2. (adj) unjustly domineering


  1. Mahathir is now firmly in charge, but his victory was accomplished through heavy-handed and risky tactics.
  2. One of the most heavy-handed policies is the 2 p.
  3. Class-consciousness and conflict are central to Barbery's story, which some French critics have deemed a heavy-handed satire of waning French social stereotypes.


  1. Turkish economy depends on political stability

    Turkish economy depends on political stability Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 6:29 pm, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 [...] the authorities' heavy-handed use of tear gas and water cannons only fueled popular outrage among Turkey's secular middle class. Greece and Cyprus have been ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Beaumont Enterprise

  2. Do you know Chechnya? Take the quiz

    When Chechnya made headlines in April 2013 as the ancestral land of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, the news dredged up memories of terrorist attacks in Russia orchestrated in the name of Chechen independence. How much do you know about Chechen-Russian relations – about the years of war with Russia and heavy-handed policies of a Moscow -installed strongman? And what else do you know about ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  3. Union: Cleveland officers will appeal discipline

    CLEVELAND — Appeals are planned by 12 Cleveland police supervisors disciplined for their roles in the chase in which officers fired 137 shots, killing a fleeing driver and his passenger. A sergeant was fired Tuesday, a captain and lieutenant were demoted and nine sergeants were suspended for up to 30 days. Supervisory officer union president Brian Betley calls the discipline heavy-handed and the ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Boston Herald


  1. "The present insolvency of the Stanford Companies was caused by the SEC's heavy-handed actions, which have destroyed, and continue to destroy, much of the value of the Stanford Companies and consequently, the interests of investors," DeGuerin said.
    on Jun 19, 2009 By: Dick DeGuerin Source: Austin American-Statesman

  2. "China is afraid of letting this protest mount. On the other hand, the world's eyes are upon China in advance of the Olympics. If they're too heavy-handed, it could cause them a lot of problems," said Jamie Metzl of the New York-based Asia...
    on Mar 14, 2006 By: Jamie Metzl Source: 940 News

  3. "In war and peace, in good times and challenging ones, we have always known that the first responsibility of government is to keep this country safe from its enemies, and the American people free of a heavy-handed government that spends too much of...
    on Jan 19, 2008 By: John McCain Source: FOXNews

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