rough edges

plural noun

: things that need to be improved or finished
The project still has a few rough edges.

Examples of rough edges in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If Fincher had left some rough edges, there might actually have been something to give the plot grit and traction. Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, 25 Oct. 2023 The performance has some rough edges and afterward, Donnie erupts at his brother backstage. Melissa Ruggieri, USA TODAY, 11 Aug. 2023 It can be converted to lactic acid through the process known as malolactic fermentation, which adds a creamy texture to wine and softens the acid’s rough edges. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 1 Aug. 2023 It’s still got some rough edges that might turn casual players away. Britton Peele, Dallas News, 6 July 2023 The text is as authentic and candid as the photos, and any grammatical imperfections are—in a world of antiseptic AI-cloned verbiage—a welcome respite, and a reminder that documenting history is a human endeavor, rough edges and all. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 28 June 2023 Wake said that despite some rough edges this year as the new map takes hold, the ultimate outcome will pay benefits for many years. Laura Vozzella, Washington Post, 17 June 2023 Powertrain noise, some dynamic rough edges, pointless third-row seat. Joe Lorio, Car and Driver, 6 June 2023 His voice here has body, its rough edges cannily elided, his phrasing constantly finding new angles on lyrics that may once have seemed nailed in place. Michaelangelo Matos, Rolling Stone, 1 June 2023 See More

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“Rough edges.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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