run roughshod

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Related to run roughshod: On a par, hold off, come in handy, run interference
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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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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.
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.
Whoever it is that owns a club, they cannot be permitted to simply run roughshod over a club's history, tradition and its supporters, many of whom have followed their team for decades.
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.
For too long now this faction has run roughshod to control the GOP message, purging moderates, and more recently center-right conservatives, who do not meet the litmus test of the true believer.
The second chukker saw the Cavalry players run roughshod over IPG as they scored three goals.
For too long, abortionists have run roughshod over the law.
How is the government going to run roughshod over itself?