rough stuff

idiom

: behaving or playing in a rough way
All right kids—no rough stuff.

Examples of rough stuff in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Enlarge / Toyota will sell you a range of different Tacoma trims, many of which can handle some rough stuff. Kristin Shaw, Ars Technica, 18 Dec. 2023 Off-road excursions are also possible, as 8.6 inches of ground clearance is enough to get you into the rough stuff. Derek Powell, Car and Driver, 10 Aug. 2021 But the notion that Doncic needed oncourt protection didn’t surface until Dallas’ playoff series in the bubble against the Los Angeles Clippers, when agitator Marcus Morris repeatedly resorted to rough stuff to try to slow down and frazzle 21-year-old Doncic. Brad Townsend, Dallas News, 4 Dec. 2020 For that, consider the X-Pro variants of the nonhybrid model, which actually have some equipment to help tackle the rough stuff. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 5 May 2023 There’s some rough stuff in here, perhaps needless to say. Chris Willman, Variety, 24 Mar. 2023 The Avs are inflicting plenty of pain on the Lightning, who resorted to some rough stuff after falling behind. Stephen Whyno, Chicago Tribune, 19 June 2022 Positive relationships often serve as a buffer for the rough stuff in life. Julia Pelly, Time, 2 Mar. 2021 And damn, do these Posh Spice Rovers handle the rough stuff. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, 24 Apr. 2023

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“Rough stuff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rough%20stuff. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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