run roughshod

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Synonyms for run roughshod

treat inconsiderately or harshly

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For five years this Government has run roughshod over communities by closing local libraries and cutting local services.
TMZ claimed the Vice unit of the Metro Police Department contacted multiple strip clubs in Sin City telling them Floyd and his crew have run roughshod in various clubs, manhandling the girls.
Russia can't run roughshod over its neighbors, Obama said in Brussels as he compared American democratic ideals with Putin's view of power, the News York Daily News reported.
"Ethiopia can develop its land and resources but it shouldn't run roughshod over the rights of its indigenous communities," said HRW's Africa Director Leslie Lefkow.
But that does not mean that Russia can run roughshod over its neighbors.
For too long now this faction has run roughshod to control the GOP message, purging moderates, and more recently center-right conservatives, who do not meet the litmus test of the true believer.
The second chukker saw the Cavalry players run roughshod over IPG as they scored three goals.
"For too long, abortionists have run roughshod over the law.
How is the government going to run roughshod over itself?
"We cannot allow corporate greed to run roughshod over the people who have exchanged their working lives, and frequently their health, for a promise of a secure retirement," said UMWA International District 31 Vice President Mike Caputo, who as House Majority Whip, was a primary sponsor of the motion.
Critics of the WTO have contended that it sets up an unaccountable body that can run roughshod over national domestic laws and democratic policy-making.
The centralisation of power in China makes it easy for the government to run roughshod over the people and one can't help but wonder what effect its actions are having on Chinese society.
The Lib-Dem-run council has failed to answer valid questions raised repeatedly by Councillors Martin and Clarissa Holland on behalf of residents, and have run roughshod over the views of local people in approving this proposal.
The big companies have been allowed to run roughshod for so long, and have managed to shutter so many facilities and drive so many farms out of business, that it's time for serious reinvestment in food-production infrastructure.