run roughshod


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Related to run roughshod: On a par, hold off, come in handy, run interference
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Verb1.run 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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The department, under the leadership of Secretary Ryan Zinke, has shown a troubling tendency to run roughshod over environmental concerns and protections.
Christian Standhardinger continued to run roughshod over the competition in the ASEAN Basketball League, this time steering Hong Kong Eastern Sports Club past Mono Vampire, 112-105, at Stadium 29 here.
Enable moved ahead of Winter for the first time as the pair of three-year-old fillies continue to run roughshod over their elders.
Saudis are not sentimental for the past, but that does not mean that they will sit quietly and allow Shiite militias in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen run roughshod over Sunni communities.
Notions of martyrdom and jihad run roughshod over the logic that allowed the United States and the Soviet Union to pass half a century perched, more or less stably, on the brink of Armageddon.
This is an example why UKIP and their representatives are present in the chamber to try to hold this body to account, otherwise we fear they will run roughshod over our rights and wishes.
For five years this Government has run roughshod over communities by closing local libraries and cutting local services.
The Lady Spikers are favored to run roughshod over the Lady Warriors, who are struggling at 0-5 and had never won a set in all of their matches despite having the veteran Francis Vicente as coach.
TMZ claimed the Vice unit of the Metro Police Department contacted multiple strip clubs in Sin City telling them Floyd and his crew have run roughshod in various clubs, manhandling the girls.
Russia can't run roughshod over its neighbors, Obama said in Brussels as he compared American democratic ideals with Putin's view of power, the News York Daily News reported.
Ethiopia can develop its land and resources but it shouldn't run roughshod over the rights of its indigenous communities," said HRW's Africa Director Leslie Lefkow.
But that does not mean that Russia can run roughshod over its neighbors.