run roughshod over (someone or something)

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run roughshod over (someone or something)

To treat someone or something with marked disdain, brutality, or contempt; to act without regard for the well-being of something or someone. In her ascent to the top of the political ladder, the senator ran roughshod over anyone who stood in her way. This new administration has run roughshod over the political goodwill that the previous president forged with the recent foreign ally.
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It can be such a cruel disease, running roughshod over our bodies without permission, trying its very best to take those we love away too early.
Carwyn Jones (AM leader representing Bridgend) and Mark Drakeford (AM for Cardiff West and Health Minister) have no interest in North Wales otherwise they would have taken note of the petition of 15,000 signatures and noticed that BCUHB were running roughshod over the people they were supposed to be working for.
Qatar, hardly a hotbed of football, but most definitely a hotbed of hotbeds, also stands accused of running roughshod over the rights of workers and of ignoring the sacred rule of grammar that says a 'u' must come after a 'q.
Rushton and other city leaders that the food truck rules can surely be made palatable without running roughshod over the city's valued restaurants.
The jelly sandal was my weapon of choice for stalking backyards and running roughshod over playgrounds.
By changing the boundaries again without consultation with the people expected to vote, this government will be running roughshod over the opinions of the people they are supposed to represent.
AaThat's the title of a new comedy special from this Iranian-born comedian who was raised in the US and now travels the world running roughshod over ethnic stereotypes
It's been running roughshod over the principles of fair play and the laws protecting competition on the merits.
To many rural Oregonians, the Legislature's intervention is another example of "we-know-what's-best-for-you" lawmakers from the Interstate 5 corridor running roughshod over the rest of the state.
The Bahrainis were in fine form thereafter, running roughshod over their next two opponents to make the top-tier Dallah quarterfinals.
A group of people - with Sean Bean and Danny Dyer at the helm - feel let down by the corrupt police and government's failure to control a violent gang running roughshod over London, so they form their own posse of outlaws and take the law into their own hands.
If we could have been blessed to have more presidents taking naps rather than running roughshod over our liberties, our great republic would be even better.
isn't built up by literally or figuratively running roughshod over the city's neighborhoods.
The contributors here concentrate on career-enhancing and career-limiting communication behaviors and give practical advice on dealing with common pitfalls (such as running roughshod over employees, being less than straightforward, or using inappropriate humor), knowing when and how to communicate (or not communicate, which can be even more important), using the right communication channel (cell phones are not the only answer and read before you press "send"), and negotiating in the midst of potential emotional crises such as denying a request or giving bad news.
You've made a fortune running roughshod over cyborgs in front of the movie cameras.