rough–and–ready

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adjective \ˌrə-fən-ˈre-dē\

Definition of rough–and–ready

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

1730

First Known Use of rough–and–ready

1730


ROUGH–AND–READY Defined for English Language Learners

rough–and–ready

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adjective \ˌrə-fən-ˈre-dē\

Definition of rough–and–ready for English Language Learners

  • : 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

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