rough as bags

rough as bags

Coarse and unrefined in manner, demeanor, or quality. Primarily heard in Australia. The old farmhand is rough as bags, but he's got a heart of gold underneath the tough exterior. The film is certainly rough as bags, but it never fails to get a laugh.
See also: bag, rough

rough as bags

lacking refinement; coarse. Australian & New Zealand informal
See also: bag, rough