rough-and-ready


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rough-and-ready

 
1. strong, active, and ready for anything. John is not exactly rough-and-ready, but he is a moderately good athlete. Ralph is very rough-and-ready, but his table manners are very bad.
2. Go to rough-and-tumble.
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You won't meet a Bambi in a bear bar--or any other creature that clashes with rough-and-ready realness.
Over the period of the reign of Queen Victoria, Middlesbrough--the British Ballarat in Asa Briggs' memorable phrase--was transformed from a rough-and-ready 'frontier' town, with high crime rates and little in the way of policing, into a relatively stable and policed community, with appreciably lower levels of both serious and petty crimes.
Word quickly circulated among the rough-and-ready society of industrialists, engineers, and Wall Street traders that a foreigner of unusual talent was among them.
When Gallegos wrote Dona Barbara, he based the title character on the rough-and-ready Vasquez.
On the strength of what she shows, Longfellow, Alden and Harlow appear to have been very able and refined but not fundamentally inventive talents happy to work within the broad parameters of contemporary American style and context, from the portentous Classicism of the Carnegie Institute to the rough-and-ready finishes of seaside Maine.
Traces of their rough-and-ready origins as foamcore models are left on the cast work's abutting triangular forms.
In a nutshell: Quadriplegics play rugby - and play it for keeps - in this rough-and-ready documentary that inspires with neither hand-wringing nor sugarcoating.