run roughshod over (someone or something)

(redirected from runs roughshod over)

run roughshod over (someone or something)

To treat someone or something with marked disdain, brutality, or contempt; to act without regard for the wellbeing 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.
See also: over, roughshod, run
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
as the 'Birmingham End', a fatuous name-switch which runs roughshod over a century of proud Bears history while being enlightening only for for anyone watching the match in the mistaken belief that they are in Swindon, say, or Vladivostok.
One of the key differences between Sweeney and Andy Stern is that Sweeney remained true to the principles of union democracy and rank and file control, while Stern is committed to a corporate form of union organization that runs roughshod over the labor movement's best traditions of union democracy.