in the rough

idiom

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chiefly US
: in an unfinished or rough state He admired the beauty of nature in the rough. Some of the turquoise is polished and some is in the rough.

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“In the rough.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20the%20rough. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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