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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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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.
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.
New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi expressed regret over the remarks made by UP Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, but at the same time described the actions of the Uttar Pradesh Government as high handed.
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.
Jason Engelberg caught a 28-yard touchdown pass from Nick Pappas in the first quarter as Valencia High handed Arroyo Grande its first junior varsity loss, a 13-6 setback Friday at Canyon High.
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.
Shocked Prestatyn mayor,Gerry Frobisher, has accused Denbighshire County Council of acting in a high handed manner by replacing the furniture without telling the town council.
I am sure all who live in this part of Edgbaston will feel as angry as I do about this high handed scheme with noconsultation at all of residents.
In opposition, the Labour Government didn't take too kindly to that sort of high handed approach.