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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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One speaker likened the ministry's high-handed approach to the attitude of Lyudmila Zhivkova, the late daughter of Bulgaria's former Communist ruler Todor Zhivkov, who apparently determined cultural policy in person in her role as president of Bulgaria's Committee for Art and Culture from 1975 to 1981.
As everyone in the licensed trade knows, and the Examiner has pointed out recently, the main reason for pub closures is extortionate rents and high-handed arrogance by the likes of Admiral Taverns.
I would like to make three comments: (1) propagandizing children with misinformation about homosexuality and same-sex parents is child abuse; (2) the high-handed insistence of the Board that parents be excluded from input as to what their children are taught is contrary to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; and (3) the insistence that homosexuality be taught as normal suggests a religious devotion to homosexuality that I recognize as idolatry.
Author Koyata Washida claims the agency was a high-handed ruling party ploy to squeeze out an emerging socialist government in postwar Hokkaido.
Certain multinationals use high-handed methods to stifle competition that threatens their market performance.
Workers in jobcentres and benefit offices across the North East are growing restless over pay and alleged high-handed management tactics as they gear up to vote on whether to strike, it was warned today.
He concludes that it was neither Somerset's assumption of authority nor his governing through his personal household that they objected to, but his high-handed exercise of that authority.
But the 20-member native council is also being criticized, by both natives and non-natives, for acting in what is seen as a high-handed and obstructionist manner and criticizing the one man, Archbishop Peers, who has led the journey toward healing between the church and indigenous Anglicans.
It tackles such sticky issues as the widely-held perception of being money-hungry and environment unfriendly and of unilaterally imposing high-handed and harsh conditions on poor countries.
Expressing widely-felt exasperation, French Foreign Minister Hubert Vedrine declared: "We shall pursue our efforts towards a humane and controlled globalization, even if the new high-handed American unilateralism doesn't help matters.
This new office, a recent executive order calling for the secret military tribunals, the high-handed and secretive efforts of the attorney general's office, and many components of the "Patriot Act" have civil libertarians thumbing through well-worn copies of the Constitution.
When it comes to tackling the arrogant, high-handed and dismissive attitudes of doctors, it is being left to those suffering the pain and stress to do the job.
Philip Asiodu, who had served in successive governments over the past four decades, had been widely criticised for antagonising colleagues with a high-handed approach and for failing to co-ordinate effectively the implementation of policy.
This is a potential that biotechnology foes brush aside in a high-handed manner that borders on offensive.
based in Kyoto, the industry's two major companies, have been criticized for their high-handed loan-collection methods.