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roughshod

(of a horse) shod with rough-bottomed shoes to prevent sliding
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This policy is misguided and would ride roughshod over local people's views
Lord McNally said "I don't believe we've got some great constitutional crisis about foreign judges trying to ride roughshod over British law or British processes.
It is the decent taxpaying public who are being treated like servants by those who ride roughshod over our finances.
WHY has Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Stephen Hester been allowed to ride roughshod over a Commons finance committee which had no backbone?
Greedy developers ride roughshod over local communities, pushing aside planning committees.
The Czechs in particular seem willing to ride roughshod over the EU's legal powers on visa and immigration policy in a mad dash to secure visa-free travel.
Tesco knows it isn't actually illegal to ride roughshod over the planning process.
It's further proof that we follow every single Euro law to the letter, while other countries just ride roughshod over them.
Not only are Land Rovers the vehicle-of-choice forthe horsey set, but - like the Royal Family - they can ride roughshod over anything that stands in their way.
It calls for nations to ride roughshod over their immigration laws, in order to move non-citizens into jobs.
Equally, it doesn't excuse Thomsonfly's disregard for the impact of their operations on local communities and their attempt to ride roughshod over the formal consultation process by imposing their own man (Lord Snape) and barring anyone who disagrees with them.
A few months ago, the common wisdom held that the Lakers, with their ``Fab Four'' of future Hall of Fame players, would ride roughshod over the league and leave the other 28 teams as helpless observers to their coronation.