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Definition of "rough-and-ready" [rough-and-ready]

  • Rough or crude but effective for a purpose or use. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rough-and-ready" in a sentence
  • "For extreme sports enthusiasts, rough-and-ready weekend warriors, and klutzy amateur shutter-bugs, Olympus's line of Tough digital cameras have answered their needs."
  • "The point about putting up veterinary experts like Morris for interview, quickly, is that it's like putting Kauto Star into a rough-and-ready maiden chase at Folkestone."
  • "The rough-and-ready former magistrate's run-ins with Berlusconi over the past 15 years are the stuff of legend."