(a little/bit) rough around the edges

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(a little/bit) rough around the edges

1. Unpolished, imperfect, or unkempt, but generally able or ready for use or action. This video is still a bit rough around the edges, but it's pretty close to what we want the finished product to look like. This old truck's a little rough around the edges, but it's still the most reliable vehicle I've owned.
2. Somewhat lacking in refinement, sophistication, manners, etc. The workers on the oil rig are a little bit rough around the edges, but they're damn decent chaps, every single one of them. Yeah, my local bar is rough around the edges all right, but I think that's what gives it its character and charm.
3. Somewhat sick or unwell, especially because one is suffering from a hangover. Bill: "So, I hear you had a wild night out. How you feeling this morning?" Ted: "A little rough around the edges, but not as bad as I thought I'd be."
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rough around the edges

1. If something is rough around the edges, it is mostly good, but not completely perfect. It's rough around the edges, perhaps, but this frank and funny film establishes Harris as a talent to watch. The house was a bit rough around the edges but it was fine for us.
2. If a person is rough around the edges, they have some negative qualities, such as not being stylish, polite or well-educated. He's a bit rough around the edges but he's wonderful with kids.
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rough around the edges

having a few imperfections.
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Although it can get a bit rough around the edges after a hard frost, it will stay the course - with tired foliage being replaced by fresh new fronds in June.
Its office space, for example, "is still a bit rough around the edges, but that reflects on who we are and what we do," he said.
This is a vibrant and energetic production, but could do with a bit more polish as it is still a bit rough around the edges.
Drinkable but a bit rough around the edges. Dry and not as fruity as I'd have liked.
The Asakusa district surrounding the temple is a bit rough around the edges, and is supposedly home to some of Tokyo's more disreputable business enterprises.
Don't go getting your hopes (among other things) up as-although this is a quality rag, it's on newsprint and a bit rough around the edges. Just as we like em Send $3 for an issue.
The accompanying tracks of acoustic guitar and electric bass (both over-dubbed by Hall himself) are a bit rough around the edges, but they do lend support to the sound of his accordion and percussive step-dancing.
But CB newcomer Dmitri Kouznetsov, while a bit rough around the edges technically, best captures Oberon's hint of menace.
"I used to like blokes who were a bit rough around the edges, a bit of a project.