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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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Also, the highhanded attitude of the police on August 14 has prompted us to raise this issue to your esteemed office," the letter further read.
Rather the Defendants must show a legal justification for that interference and they have failed to do that." The judge awarded damages for loss of income and costs, but refused to award punitive damages, ruling "In my view, the Defendants did not conduct themselves in a highhanded, vindictive or otherwise shocking and reprehensible manner, calling for damages beyond those that have already been awarded."
Not that Sargent presents the tunes in any highhanded or weighty style; they are simply presented as genuinely thoughtful and entertaining melodies, not slight, music-hall ditties.
This highhanded strategy has been denounced not only by Swapo but by Angola and the other front-line states, Cuba, the Organization of African Unity, the nonaligned nations and many major human rights agencies.
This comes a day after Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala hit out at the Centre and called the investigation against the party troubleshooter a "highhanded tactics and illegal process."
Islamabad -- The harassment of cellular subscribers at the hands of criminal elements is on rise, with scammers and swindlers resorting to highhanded tactics to extort money from the victims by using horrifying methods such as blackmailing and death threats.
He said: "There is considerable unrest over the highhanded way the council's handled school closures and sports facilities in Kirkby."
If you suspect that you might have behaved like a rather brutish and highhanded parent and you seek the company of other rather brutish and highhanded parents.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 31 (ANI): Hours after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) grilled Congress troubleshooter DK Shivakumar in a money laundering case, party media-in charge Randeep Singh Surjewala on Saturday hit out at the Centre and called the investigation a "highhanded tactics and illegal processes."