run roughshod

run roughshod
force his way, step on people
  

The foreman is mean. He'll try to run roughshod over you.


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  • run 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

  • run roughshod — verb treat inconsiderately or harshly (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑ride roughshod • Hypernyms: ↑treat, ↑handle, ↑do by • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • run roughshod over — verb To treat roughly or without care, respect, or moderation; to act without control; to damage …   Wiktionary

  • roughshod — rough|shod [ˈrʌfʃɔd US ʃa:d] adv ride roughshod over sb/sth especially BrE ; run roughshod over sb/sth AmE to behave in a way that ignores other people s feelings or opinions ▪ We cannot ride roughshod over the concerns of the local community …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • run — v 1. dash, dart, bolt, tear, tear along, bowl along, make time, cover ground, make strides or rapid strides; sprint, fly, flit, whiz, whisk; zoom, zip, career, rip, scour, scud, scorch, burn up the road, outstrip the wind, race like the wind, go… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • run down — Synonyms and related words: abandoned, ausgespielt, battered, beat up, beaten up, belittle, blow, break down, bring down, bring into discredit, bring low, broken down, burn out, burned out, cachectic, calm, calm down, cease, collapse, collide,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • roughshod — rough|shod [ rʌf,ʃad ] adverb run/ride roughshod over to behave in a way that shows you have no respect for someone or something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • run over — Synonyms and related words: abound, autopsy, battologize, bristle with, brood over, browse, call off, call over, call the roll, canvass, cascade, cataract, census, check, check out, check over, check up on, chew over, con over, count, crawl with …   Moby Thesaurus

  • 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 — verb treat inconsiderately or harshly • Syn: ↑run roughshod • Hypernyms: ↑treat, ↑handle, ↑do by • Verb Frames: Somebody s something Somebody s somebody …   Useful english dictionary

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