roughshod


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roughshod

(of a horse) shod with rough-bottomed shoes to prevent sliding
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In a letter to the Times newspaper today, the council leaders accused Mr Clarke of "riding roughshod" over local people's views.
John Wright,convener of the Unison GHA stewards, said: 'The GHA have ignored the protests of their staff, tenants and pensioners organisations and individual tenants and ridden roughshod over their views to remove another local facility.
Once he's conned us into giving him a further five years in office, he will again ride roughshod over the trusting majority.
As Vale MP John Smith demanded answers, an MoD spokesman said: 'We are hardly going to ride roughshod over our investment.'
A resident living near the site said: "You get law-abiding citizens doing the right thing, then these people come along and ride roughshod over the planning committee."
Too frequently they ride roughshod over the concerns and feelings of the rest of us, telling us as little as they can get away with, while living their privileged lives shut away in isolation.
The weekend decision to ride roughshod over the Glens' pride and feelings has hammered another nail in the coffin lid of the competition.
What better way to celebrate the history and culture of Liverpool than rich, businessmen, aided by their middle-class lackeys, building huge monuments to their wealth while riding roughshod over the wishes of the working man.
So property developers are upset they cannot ride roughshod over a community.
Surely this outdated and outmoded way of riding roughshod over the majority should be ditched for ever.
But Mr Blair should not ride roughshod over the views of the majority of Britons who are deeply uneasy about the need to attack Iraq.