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Origin of rough-and-ready
OTHER WORDS FROM rough-and-readyrough-and-read·i·ness, noun
Words nearby rough-and-ready
Example sentences from the Web for rough-and-ready
As an example of good science-and-society policymaking, the history of fluoride may be more of a cautionary tale.
Yves Albarello, MP of Seine-et-Marne, said the gunmen told police they were ready to “die as martyrs.”
As this list shows, punishments typically run to a short-ish jail sentence and/or a moderately hefty fine.
Terrorism is bad news anywhere, but especially rough on Odessa, where the city motto seems to be “make love, not war.”
The U.S. military just unveiled a new effort to get Iraqis ready to battle ISIS.Pentagon Insider on New Plan to Fight ISIS: ‘Of Course It’s Not Enough’|Nancy A. Youssef|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
She also practises etching, pen-and-ink drawing, as well as crayon and water-color sketching.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
It secures in many cases, at least, a ready compliance with a large part of the discipline enforced.
Later on, I believe, a child is wont to have his favourite colour, and to be ready to defend it against the preferences of others.
The camp grew still, except for the rough and ready cook pottering about the fire, boiling buffalo-meat and mixing biscuit-dough.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Let your orders for preparation go round tonight, so that your knaves may be ready to set out betimes to-morrow.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for rough-and-ready
Derived forms of rough-and-readyrough-and-readiness, noun
Idioms and Phrases with rough-and-ready
Unrefined or makeshift but available for use or action, as in The agenda is somewhat rough and ready, but it covers the main issues. [First half of 1800s]