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  • adj. Having some specific type of fist
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of fist.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Paternalism, whether libertarian or iron-fisted, is what is objectionable — at least to people that expect to be treated as adults.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Richard Thaler Responds to Critics of Libertarian Paternalism

  • He thinks he sounds like Chris Brown and the Eagles, but he actually sounds like an eagle getting fisted by Chris Brown (and by "fisted," I don't mean punched).

    Maximum Awesome

  • Chip Caray infuriated a lot of baseball fans this October on TBS, sparking jokes as he described seemingly every hit as "fisted," and completely botching a call in the 10th inning of the AL Central one-game playoff, when he screamed, "Line drive, base hit!" on a screamer by Nick Punto that Tigers left fielder Ryan Raburn caught before throwing home to nail Alexi Casilla at the plate and keep the game going.

    NY Daily News

  • "fisted" the Orioles the last time these teams played.

    The Seattle Times

  • They managed to suck all the charm out of the original and turn it into a rushed, ham fisted cgi turdfestival with dialogue that could have been written by a 10 year old.

    Clash of the Titans Movie Review: A Monstrous Misfire | /Film

  • He was investigated but not even warned to change his living style and he lived here in peace for another two years before he had to go back to Colorado to arrange a cost of living allowance from his tight-fisted estate trustee.


  • It's two-fisted, pulp-adventure, science fiction. '

    SF Tidbits for 7/26/09

  • If you don't know the difference between government actions beating the flu and the school holidays starting then you seem to be in a delirious flu fever as the governments actions so far have been slow, ham fisted and show a shocking disregard for public health.

    How dim is Sir Liam Donaldson ?

  • Democrats or Republicans who claim they are interested in putting an end to corruption, cronyism, who-you-know, who-sent-you, high taxes and the political mafia tactics that keep iron-fisted control over taxpayers, but don't have the courage to step up the king, are just ignoring or looking the other way at one of the most serious sources of the mess.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • It provides a clear metaphor even the most tight fisted conservative is comfortable with.

    Matthew Yglesias » Revenge of the Public Option


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