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.
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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
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You've seen the wear and tear in the wicket - even in the first innings as well, there was quite a bit of rough outside the righthander's off-stump.
The other night, when he did meet us for a drink, I really put my foot in it and made things 100 times worse by joking that he was my "bit of rough".
"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.
YOUNG children everywhere love a bit of rough and tumble play.
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."
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.
"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.