Idioms and Phrases with heavy hand, with a
heavy hand, with a
In a clumsy manner, as in You can't use that delicate equipment with a heavy hand. [Mid-1600s]
Overbearingly or severely, as in Children brought up with a heavy hand often rebel in later years. [Late 1800s]
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