"iron" in the Phrasebook

Colloquialism
Iron bars do not a prison make Barras de hierro no hacen una cárcel.
Idiom
To have too many irons in the fire. Tener demasiados asuntos entre manos.
1. Strike while the iron is hot. 2. Make hay while the sun shines (A) la ocasión la pintan calva.
to have too many irons in the fire tener demasiados asuntos entre manos
to strike while the iron is hot a hierro candente batir de repente
(Literally: To iron the ear) To pound one's ear. (United States)
I was sound asleep when you called me.
To sleep (soundly)
Planchar la oreja
Yo planchaba la oreja cuando me llamaste.
Dormir (profundamente)
Ruled with an iron fist
He ruled with an iron fist
A phase, used to characterize "firm absolute authority with little tolerance."
Gobernado con puño de hierro.
Gobernó con puño de hierro.
Una fase: se utiliza para caracterizar 'firme autoridad absoluta con muy poca tolerancia. "