ride roughshod

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of ride roughshod

: to completely ignore the rights, opinions, or feelings of others
  • They accused the government of riding roughshod over international law.

Word by Word Definitions

ride play
  1. : to sit and travel on the back of an animal that one directs

  2. : to travel in or on a conveyance

  3. : to travel as if on a conveyance : be borne

  1. : an act of riding

  2. : a way (such as a road or path) suitable for riding

  3. : any of various mechanical devices (as at an amusement park) for riding on

roughshod play
  1. : shod with calked shoes

  2. : marked by tyrannical force

  1. : in a roughly forceful manner


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