One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘His high-handedness also promises to make his policies ineffective.’
- ‘Having conceded the dissatisfaction among backbenchers with ministerial high-handedness, he presented proposals which would get MSPs involved in making policy and give them access to civil service advice.’
- ‘Such high-handedness caused an uproar in the community and the atmosphere became even more explosive.’
- ‘During the eighties, it was this kind of Democratic high-handedness that built up such an enormous reservoir of ill will among Republican House members.’
- ‘But I find it much more heartening to note that more and more people are realising that they don't have to put up with such high-handedness and that their ultimate sanction is to go elsewhere.’
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