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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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The minister said that the chief minister was not speaking with farmers and her approach was high-handed.
Of the strike he said the government's attitude had been "arrogant and high-handed".
I think it would be appropriate for the school governors to reconsider their land grab or at least to explain to the people of Coventry why they have taken this high-handed action.
The lending practices of microfinance companies in the country had been under scrutiny after they were accused of high-handed practices and high interest rates.
He had earlier said in a radio interview: "I'm not sure I see a need to apologise." Labour MP Kevin Brennan slammed his "high-handed, arrogant" attitude.
The current anxiety is that the Bulgarian ministry of culture has suddenly woken up and begun to act in a high-handed manner without reasonable consultation.
The author drew a parallel with the high-handed attitude adopted by Gwynedd Council when deciding the closure of Aberdyfi and Llanegryn schools.
Future bloc Parliamentarian, Nougad Mashnouk, has disclosed that Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri finds himself in extremely tight spot vis-Ea-vis high-handed demands put to him by Hizbullah and oppositionists.<p>MP Mashnouk's disclosure, came during in an interview on an LBC talk show when he blamed Hizbullah for the actual snag regarding cabinet formation.
On the one hand there was a high-handed usurpation of a sovereign country, racism, cruelty, graft, greed and deceit.
It seems remarkable that the council are being unhelpful, high-handed, and arrogant.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura told a press conference that the Foreign Ministry plans to summon Myanmar Ambassador to Japan U Saw Hla Min in the evening and request the junta to ''refrain from resorting to force against protesters in a high-handed manner.''
Ventana said it wouldn't negotiate with Roche, citing "high-handed tactics." Ventana shares closed the week up 6.99, or 9%, at $85.74.
I thought the Magna Carta protected us from such high-handed treatment-we are citizens of Great Britain and wish to remain so.
Ichiro Ozawa is in a quest to change his image -- a pledge he made when he was first elected in April as president of the main opposition Democratic Party of Japan -- to grow out of his well-known reputation as a high-handed power broker.
Covering everything from the current political climate and engaging everything from the commercialization of thuggism (and the death of group member DJ Jam Master Jay in 2002) to the recent revelation of his adoption and Dominican heritage, DMC creates some ambitious message music without descending into maudlin antics or high-handed pronouncements of moral superiority.