bit of rough

a bit of rough

A person who has a lower socioeconomic status than their romantic partner. Primarily heard in UK. When Jenny, a refined and successful businesswoman, started dating a plumber, many of her colleagues secretly called him a bit of rough.
See also: bit, of, rough

bit of rough

a (usually male) sexual partner whose toughness or lack of sophistication is a source of attraction. informal
1998 Spectator The programme dwelt at length on the maestro's interest in extramarital sex, particularly with below-stairs women—what would be called these days a bit of rough.
See also: bit, of, rough
References in periodicals archive ?
The right-hand batters are going to have a bit of rough for when Arron Lilley bowls.
Newcastle's Aleksandar Mitrovic is shown a bit of rough and tumble as he is tackled by Neil Taylor of Swansea City during the Premier League clash in Swansea at the weekend Newcastle's Aleksandar Mitrovic is shown a bit of rough and tumble as he is tackled by Neil Taylor of Swansea City during the Premier League clash in Swansea at the weekend IT'S GLARINGLY obvious Steve Mc-Claren needs more backing before the transfer window closes for business in a fortnight.
You know, she loves to wear little dresses, but then she loves to put her football boots on and get in the garden with her brothers and have a bit of rough and tumble, which I think is great.
YOUNG children everywhere love a bit of rough and tumble play.
A bit of rough and ready weeding - no time to work my way through it.
The report mentioned that coaches should not have make up rules on the run about a subject with so many shades of black, white and grey as sledging in the first place, adding that cricket world in general is up for a bit of rough and tumble in this Ashes series which has the potential to rejuvenate the game in this country.
Georgios Samaras (left) faces a bit of rough and tumble
Traveller Ben van Dweller said: "When I saw her coming down the road, I had hoped she was cruising for a bit of rough.
He might still look like the thinking woman's bit of rough crossed with Harrison Bored, but his hybrid Yorkshire-American accent is a reminder of why he's best sticking to his TV ads voice.
Some people like a bit of rough, but I like my gentleman" - Actress Samantha Bond on kissing.
For women the magic words are CyGeorge ClooneyCO and not even a little bit of rough and tumble American football is enough to make him lose his lustre or appeal.
Those of us involved in politics deal with a bit of rough and tumble, but Spin Doctor needs to get his/her facts straight.
I guess that golfers may be the most resistant to this but they could always call it their bit of rough.
Even if he isn't ready to cope with a high-speed fall, Sony engineer Tatsuzo Ishida says that Qrio was built to withstand a bit of rough and tumble from the beginning.