For many fans, her hardscrabble youth and rough-and-tumble style were viewed as endearing strengths.
Of the recent films, Good Will Hunting was first to display the charisma of the fast-talking, rough-and-tumble kid from Southie.
His youngest son, Orange Scott, was a rough-and-tumble trickster and a terrible tease.
Free and uninhibited; with no limits or reservations; no holds barred: It was a rough-and-tumble confrontation
[1832+; originally of a fight where the usual rules were not observed; an article of 1810 says that ''in roughing and tumbling it is allowable to peel the skull, tear out the eyes, and smooth away the nose'']