ride roughshod

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Verb1.ride roughshod - treat inconsiderately or harshly
do by, treat, handle - interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"
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We'll teach these magnates that they cannot ride roughshod over the rights of the commoners, confound them.
Your name's in the papers; he can't ride roughshod over You.
CLYDE had to give up second-leg home advantage in the Ladbrokes League One playoff final against Queen's Park due to a weekend BMX event at their Broadwood stadium, but they can ride roughshod over the amateurs in tonight's first leg, writes Mark Walker.
It just goes to show that the Tories are still the nasty party and will ride roughshod over anybody and everybody just to hold on to the power they think they have the right to.
Keep on talking Christianity, Prime Minister, even if you do regularly ride roughshod over the Church's belief.
These new proposals will allow developers to ride roughshod over local opinion.
NHS trusts have been losing money so why is it their managers think they can ride roughshod over everyone else, while taking none of the blame themselves?
Can we expect to hear some of the strident anti-LDF voices we've heard from the local Conservatives and their allies raised against their Government's plans which Friends of the Earth say "will allow developers to ride roughshod over local communities.
Two goals from John Pomphrett saw Primrose ride roughshod over Sea Horse with a 2-1 success.
bar] SIR - It is a great shame indeed that the Vale of Glamorgan council cabinet have decided to ride roughshod over a schoolboy's winning entry to name the new Welsh-medium seed school in Barry, presumably for political reasons.
Summary: Amnesty International urged Egypt's interim rulers Wednesday to lift emergency laws that it said had let security officials ride roughshod over human rights for 30 years under former President Hosni Mubarak.
I am disappointed that the Westminster Government is once again planning to ride roughshod over the concerns expressed by MPs elected by the people of Wales.