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I'm not going to let you ride roughshod over me, I can tell you.

There was no need at all for prefects to take advantage of their office and ride roughshod over the intermediates.

Bentley replied to their concealed dislike with open contempt, and proceeded to ride roughshod over their little arrangements.

Then you have determined to ride roughshod over the rights of the people who own the things?

That was what I felt; to have his own way, the boss'd ride roughshod over us both, and he himself only—but that's tellings again.

We'll teach these magnates that they cannot ride roughshod over the rights of the commoners, confound them!

Philosophy engenders pity; and one who possesses that can not ride roughshod over men, and that is the business of kings.

If I leave you out, dear boy, there's not one of them that I care a hang about; I'd ride roughshod over the whole lot.

If people try and ride roughshod over me, I merely hit out, and then just look out for broken bones.

They thought they had only a girl to deal with and that, therefore, they could ride roughshod over her.

WORD ORIGIN

also rough-shod, 1680s, from rough (adj.) + shod. Originally of horses shod with the nails projecting from the shoe, to prevent slipping.

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