rough-and-ready

adjective \ ˌrə-fən-ˈre-dē \

Definition of rough-and-ready

: crude in nature, method, or manner but effective in action or use
  • a rough-and-ready solution

First Known Use of rough-and-ready

1730

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ROUGH-AND-READY Defined for English Language Learners

rough-and-ready

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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