Posted by Bob on December 05, 2006
In Reply to: Re: Rough shot or ruck shot posted by Bob on December 03, 2006
: : running rough shot or ruck shot. any ideas?
: Neither. It's roughshod. Roughshod describes horseshoes that have projecting nails or metal points, so "running roughshod" over something or someone is to dominate brutally and destructively.
Since we've had a second question in a few days about this word, I thought I'd get it into the subject line for easy finding.