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high-handed

Haughtily presumptuous; arrogantly or inconsiderately overbearing. The new boss is unbearably high-handed in dealing with employees. We've had just about enough of these high-handed displays of police brutality.
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Jagan is acting in a high handed manner," said Naidu.
Under the pretext of smog, earlier the owners were asked to shift their kilns to zig zag technology and the contractors and owners were forced to resort to the court against this high handed order.
If anyone is being high handed it is any leavers trying to deny the rights of over 16m British citizens to legitimate protest.
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Pueblo pointed out that "what the Office of the Ombudsman did as a high handed legal strategy akin to a rapiers thrust was to immediately file the information against the petitioners for the intention of making the TRO prayer moot and academic."
Mr Gove's policies too may be of some merit but, as a character, he grates on me, changing the reading lists for English exams in a high handed way, for example.
Abu Dhabi: Members of the Federal National Council (FNC) have demanded banking laws be overhauled to provide more rights and protection for bank customers and entrepreneurs against what they called "high handed tactics".
READERS will not be suprised that R Butcher has made a desperate attempt to defend himself after his high handed and self-centered demand for a private entrance to his own hospital.
'High handed words': Harriet Harman.; Massive payout: Sir Fred Goodwin.
Mr Justice Charles, sitting in the High Court, wasted few words in condemning Coun Mullaney for his "high handed" decision to trespass on private property in order to make a video showing the poor condition of the former Moseley tram offices building.
A spokesman said: "Hardworking civilian staff that support our armed forces operating around the globe are angry about the high handed way management have imposed what amounts to a real terms pay cut."
The move by the Public and Commercial Services Union is in protest against the "high handed tactics" of the Works and Pensions Department in imposing a rejected pay offer.
of engaging in ''unilateral and high handed aggression, human rights abuses and killings'' that it said ''are inviting bitterer protest and denunciation of the world people.''
I AM astonished and disgusted by the high handed actions of North Warwickshire Borough Council.