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Roughshod

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.