run roughshod over (someone or something)

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run roughshod over (someone or something)

To treat someone or something with marked disdain, brutality, or contempt; to act without regard for the well-being of something or someone. In her ascent to the top of the political ladder, the senator ran roughshod over anyone who stood in her way. This new administration has run roughshod over the political goodwill that the previous president forged with the recent foreign ally.
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The lawsuit filed in Manhattan State Supreme Court paints a picture of a careless, cocky staff of doctors who ran roughshod over Rivers while she was unconscious, and it suggests that she died because of their incompetence.
A contest tipped to be one for the ages, featuring the most prolific offence of all time taking on a Seattle defence that topped the standings this year, was a blowout as the Seahawks ran roughshod over their opponents.
What Dyson did at Shanghai (tampering with the line of his putt on the eighth green during Friday's second round) ran roughshod over the ethics of the game.
With six players shooting in twin digits and the team totalling its highest assists production in four years, the Gin Kings ran roughshod over newcomer Global Port for a 110-90 victory before 18,901 paying fans at the Araneta Coliseum.
In doing so, however, his administration ran roughshod over civil liberties that angered some leaders and alienated others with his publicity seeking.
Whilst we appreciate the need to provide televised fixtures as part of contractual obligations, we as supporters increasingly feel taken for granted and ran roughshod over.
Shehab and company crushed hosts Qatar 3-0 in their third match and later ran roughshod over Kuwait and neighbours Oman, winning by identical 3-0 margins, proving the rest of their competition in the region have much catching up to do to even offer some kind of resilience.
THE Government ran roughshod over public concerns in a "sham" consultation that shut 52 North Wales post offices.
Once again advances in technology ran roughshod over existing law, as the move to digital technology made mincemeat of Article 52 of the European Patent Convention.
Defeat condemned Wales to the prospect of a quarter-final clash with South Africa, who ran roughshod over England in a 36-0 win on Friday.
Critics charge that the bankrupt former energy giant ran roughshod over the environment and the rights of indigenous peoples when it built a pipeline from the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz to the Cuiaba thermal power plant in Brazil's Mato Grosso state.
Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi backed the decision to go to war, and ran roughshod over public opinion with his decision to dispatch even SDF troops to Iraq.
It was more like Bryant ran roughshod Wednesday in the Lakers' 111-98 victory.
Sky producer Dave Lawrence replies: "I am shocked by Mr Nicolaou's accusation that Sky Sports ran roughshod over the rules and regulations.
Ben-Gurion assembled a crack scientific team led by a brilliantly inventive German emigre named Ernst Bergmann who ran roughshod over bureaucratic obstacles.