rough idea

*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.
Instead, when you die a progress meter pops up to give you a rough idea of how close you were to victory.
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.
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.
This is a sort of second version of one she made to my rough idea for an N-Frame some time ago.
jhtml#id=1728884) MTV at the Comic-Con, the lissome actor said that they get a rough idea and the story pitch before they get the script, and that he knows what is going to happen in the upcoming series.
Identifying closet indexers is not a piece of cake, but you can get a rough idea by looking at a fund's "R-squared'' number, which reflects the percentage of its performance that can be explained by its benchmark's returns.
We have a rough idea about the total number of people that stretch can hold and how much time it would take for a middle- aged man to cross the stretch.
EoACAoAdvertising the car for sale through newspaper classifieds or websites will also help you get a rough idea of the amount your car is likely to get.
For a rough idea of how many cords you'll need to heat your home all winter, check with others in your area who burn wood as their primary heat, Gulland suggests.
We have a rough idea on how the governorate will look like after three years and it will be up to the people to give us more than we expect.