To ride roughshod
Roughshod Rough"shod, a. Shod with shoes armed with points or calks; as, a roughshod horse. [1913 Webster]

{To ride roughshod}, to pursue a course regardless of the pain or distress it may cause others. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • ride roughshod over something — ride roughshod over (something/someone) to act in the way you want to, ignoring rules, traditions, or other people s wishes. They accused the government of riding roughshod over parliamentary procedure. He cannot be allowed to ride roughshod over …   New idioms dictionary

  • ride roughshod over someone — ride roughshod over (something/someone) to act in the way you want to, ignoring rules, traditions, or other people s wishes. They accused the government of riding roughshod over parliamentary procedure. He cannot be allowed to ride roughshod over …   New idioms dictionary

  • ride roughshod over — phrasal : to treat with disdain or abuse warn him not to ride roughshod over the younger children * * * ride roughshod over To treat arrogantly, domineer over without consideration • • • Main Entry: ↑rough * * * ride roughshod over phrase to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ride roughshod over someone — ride roughshod over (someone/something) to act without caring about how you will effect someone or something. He was a bully and rode roughshod over his workers whenever he felt they weren t working hard enough …   New idioms dictionary

  • ride roughshod over something — ride roughshod over (someone/something) to act without caring about how you will effect someone or something. He was a bully and rode roughshod over his workers whenever he felt they weren t working hard enough …   New idioms dictionary

  • ride roughshod over — (someone/something) to act without caring about how you will effect someone or something. He was a bully and rode roughshod over his workers whenever he felt they weren t working hard enough …   New idioms dictionary

  • ride roughshod over —    If you ride roughshod over something, you behave in a harsh or thoughtless manner, or you treat a situation with contempt.     The government rode roughshod over all opposition to the new measures …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • ride roughshod over somebody — ride, etc. ˈroughshod over sb idiom (especially BrE) (US usually run ˈroughshod over sb) to treat sb badly and not worry about their feelings Main entry: ↑roughshodidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • ride roughshod over — to behave in a way that shows you have no respect for someone or something They have ridden roughshod over human rights …   English dictionary

  • ride roughshod over — {v. phr.} To do as you wish without considering the wishes of (another person); treat with scorn or lack of courtesy; show no sympathy for. * /The city officials rode roughshod over the people who did not want their homes torn down for a new… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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