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rough stuff

noun, Informal.
violence, as physical assault, torture or shooting.
unnecessary violence or infractions of the rules, as in sports.
blatant vulgarity or obscenity.
Origin of rough stuff
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for rough stuff
  • Simply put, it was more confident on the rough stuff.
  • Most of the information coming across the wire is pretty rough stuff, but there have been some lighter moments.
  • Rather than chase would-be criminals, these citizen crime watchers are expected to let trained officers handle the rough stuff.
  • It featured powerhouse teams from each conference, tight checking, rough stuff after whistles and strong goaltending.
  • It's the rough stuff, the kind that tickles your ribs.
  • The left side has some rocks, holes, and rough stuff.
  • Either do that or go to the left where there la plenty of the rough stuff, also a few trees and here and there a quarry.
British Dictionary definitions for rough stuff

rough stuff

(informal) violence
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Slang definitions & phrases for rough stuff

rough stuff

noun phrase
  1. Physical violence; mayhem: have graduated from the ''rough stuff'' class (1913+)
  2. Obscenity; profanity; porn (1950s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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