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  1. crude but effective for the purpose at hand
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How To Use rough-and-ready In A Sentence

  • Despite concerted attempts to soften his rough-and-ready image, Latham found it difficult to shake off a reputation for aggression after breaking a taxi driver's arm in a dispute over a fare three years ago.
  • It may work in a rough-and-ready way, since the governments represented on the security council will be bribed, blackmailed, browbeaten and bludgeoned into submission over the next fortnight.
  • I never could get over a tendency to a rough-and-ready sort o 'feedin'. Post Haste
  • The figure illustrates the kind of synchrony that Lieberman is highlighting -- over a sweep of some thousand years, there is a rough-and-ready correspondence in the patterns of territorial consolidation that existed in Burma and France. Strange parallels
  • 12 a.m. - Zip across on the train, a five-minute or so ride, to Kaohsiung's rather rough-and-ready neighbor Fongshan.
  • The advent of television news, changing public tolerance for violence, and the increasing fustiness of newspaper owners were already conspiring to make this sort of rough-and-ready tabloid fare a thing of the past.
  • Runaround's rough-and-ready approach would probably be considered too much for modern audiences, who seem to like their presenters as unthreatening and child-like as possible.
  • Just because he's venal and rough-and-ready with the law doesn't mean he's evil. THE CRASH OF HENNINGTON
  • In a rough-and-ready sports car, it might have been fine, but it lacked the kind of pinkie-in-the-air refinement the SM deserved. Jalopnik
  • He is about as unponcy as they come and while, in a cooking context, his rough-and-ready approach may unnerve the hygiene queens, it's a relief from all the aproned men with slick hairdos and oven thermometers.
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