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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It runs roughshod over their planning policies, the council''s heritage statement and the Armed Forces covenant.
as the 'Birmingham End', a fatuous name-switch which runs roughshod over a century of proud Bears history while being enlightening only for for anyone watching the match in the mistaken belief that they are in Swindon, say, or Vladivostok.
But occasionally, a trustee pursues a path other than serving for the greater good, and sometimes that trustee becomes a challenge, a rogue, who runs roughshod over the norms and standards expected of community leaders.
Requiring tenants younger than 24 to have an older co-signer on their lease runs roughshod over private property rights and lumps the vast majority of responsible renters and even many young families in with the troublesome few.
We have a prime minister that won't allow many of his cabinet ministers to answer questions; a government House leader who is apparently single handedly running Canada, given how frequently he stands up for questions directed at others; a defense minister that can't even defend himself; a best-selling book, How to Disrupt Committees for Dummies which needs no further comment; and a prime minister who quite willingly and frequently runs roughshod over democracy whether it's kicking out progressive conservatives with principles, or appointing to cabinet the unelected and Liberal turncoats who are bereft of them.
Our New Labour MPs in Wales are quite happy to shout 'not fair' from the sidelines, while their party runs roughshod over Wales.
Globalist dogma, by speaking of sovereignty in a general way, runs roughshod over American exceptionalism, and is a direct threat to our constitutional form of government.
One of the key differences between Sweeney and Andy Stern is that Sweeney remained true to the principles of union democracy and rank and file control, while Stern is committed to a corporate form of union organization that runs roughshod over the labor movement's best traditions of union democracy.
is committed to cutting its impact on the climate and uncontrolled airport expansion runs roughshod over this," said Bristol FOE official Jeremy Birch.
This very good entry in the popular series has Robb making an observation about an agency called the Homeland Security Organization--a government group that runs roughshod over rights.
Add IMF conditionality which reduces the power of labor and democratic decision-making, and a global economic regime is created which runs roughshod over ordinary people in both developing and developed nations.
Government today traduces the principle of consent through an administrative edifice that is practically beyond the reach of electoral majorities and runs roughshod over our rights through various subterfuges.
On the other hand, if a more hands-on presidency runs roughshod over students' interest and opens the floodgates of patronage and cronyism even wider than has been the case under Mr.
Unfortunately, director Evan Weinstein is determined to pound the audience with good cheer, and he runs roughshod over the play's more poignant moments: We have no time to absorb the stunning reversal in the last seconds of the play before the company returns for a feel-good reprisal.
The Meltzer Commission report runs roughshod over the facts.