roughshod

[ruhf-shod]
adjective
1.
shod with horseshoes having projecting nails or points.
Idioms
2.
ride roughshod over, to treat harshly or domineeringly; override; crush: He rode roughshod over his friends to advance himself in the business world.

Origin:
1680–90; rough + shod

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roughshod (ˈrʌfˌʃɒd)
 
adj
1.  (of a horse) shod with rough-bottomed shoes to prevent sliding
 
adv
2.  ride roughshod over to domineer over or act with complete disregard for

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Example sentences
The government gives special consideration to the wealthy and runs roughshod
  over the poor.
Again an article that runs roughshod over the diversity of manufacturing
  processes.
Academia doesn't need autocratic tyrants who run roughshod over faculty
  traditions and procedures.
Their converts were no more than local ruffians who exploited foreign
  protection to ride roughshod over their countrymen.
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