rough idea

rough idea

An approximate estimate or general conception (about something). There will of course be a lot more details when we get started for real, but these sketches should give you a rough idea of the design. I completed a similar program a few years ago, so I have a rough idea about what to expect.
See also: idea, rough

*rough idea (about something)

 and *rough idea (of something)
a general idea; an estimate. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) I need to get a rough idea of how many people will be there. I'll manage to get a rough idea. That's good enough.
See also: idea, rough
References in classic literature ?
Yet at the last I had a rough idea of what I meant to say when the door was opened.
Like him, the average Kenyan man may have a rough idea of women struggles, but not know the gory details.
We all know how 'justice' in the streets gets dispensed or have a rough idea of how it goes down.
There may not be a set plan but it's important to have a rough idea of how long they'll be staying.
Stage times Although stage times are always subject to change, the below are a rough idea what you should be able to expect on the night.
'We have a rough idea since we have engaged everyone involved.
Regarding the wages for the workers enrolled in the working holiday program, COA gave a rough idea how much the individuals will earn.
Some nifty graphics give us a rough idea of what's in store - the house will swirl around an ornamental garden.
Google has added a travel graph to its Maps app that will give you a rough idea of what would be the best time to leave for any particular destination.
Comparing these will give you a rough idea of what the work should cost, so you can avoid any higher priced potential scams.
But, authority board members were only given a rough idea about the developer's plans.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Given Apple's annual update schedule, everyone has a rough idea of when new iPhones will be released.
Apparently the singer hasn't finished anything yet but I've got a rough idea what it is going to sound like - an energetic and upbeat floor-filler.
Though it is not a stand-alone novel, it does provide enough clues to form a rough idea of the events preceding it.
"I can give you a rough idea. The recommended growth rate for national defense in the draft 2015 budget report is about 10 percent," Fu was quoted as saying.