rough and ready

rough-and-ready

[ruhf-uhn-red-ee]
adjective
1.
rough, rude, or crude, but good enough for the purpose: a rough-and-ready estimate of future expenses.
2.
exhibiting or showing rough vigor rather than refinement or delicacy: a cowboy—the rough-and-ready type.

Origin:
1800–10

rough-and-readiness, noun
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rough-and-ready
 
adj
1.  crude, unpolished, or hastily prepared, but sufficient for the purpose
2.  (of a person) without formality or refinement; rudely vigorous
 
'rough-and-'readiness
 
n

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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]

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