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rough–and–ready

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adjective \ˌrə-fən-ˈre-dē\

Simple Definition of rough–and–ready

  • : not complete but good enough to be used

  • : not having polite manners or fancy skills but ready and able to do what needs to be done

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rough–and–ready

  1. :  crude in nature, method, or manner but effective in action or use <a rough–and–ready solution>

1810

First Known Use of rough–and–ready

1810

Rhymes with rough–and–ready


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