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rough stuff

unnecessary roughness; physical violence or threats of violence. Okay, let's cut out the rough stuff! There was too much rough stuff in the football game.
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rough stuff

n. unnecessary roughness; physical violence or threats of violence. There was too much rough stuff in Friday’s game.
See also: rough, stuff
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But they were not the first, the A6 allroad estate has been around since the turn of the century and as the name implies is also capable of handling the rough stuff, equally at home on the farm and dirt roads as on the tarmac.
None of the shamed Serious Crime Squad - an outfit tainted by accusations of evidence-tampering and Sweeney style rough stuff - were Wiccans, Druids, Shamans and Heathens.
I overshot the green into the rough stuff, found an unplayable lie, and took a penalty drop.
I tell them I grew up with a lot of rough stuff around me.
Fellow coach Stephen Foster was pleased his side stuck to their game plan and vowed they will not shirk a battle after being subjected to some late rough stuff.
If Arsenal deal with the rough stuff then they have the quality, particularly if Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie are fit to start, to justify their odds-on status.
Inter Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic is happy to be handed some rough stuff from boss Jose Mourinho, as the striker claims it brings out his best form.
In hockey, there is a scoring line (for offense), a checking line (for defense), and what euphemistically is called an energy line (which provides the rough stuff to jump-start the team when the other two lines aren't doing their jobs).
It's all very rough stuff, done in the service of questioning complacent notions about civilization and its supposed superiority.
The DEUCE is a tough workhorse that needs lots of PM while working in the rough stuff.
You're lucky to have lots of peeps to lean on, and they're more than happy and willing to help you through the rough stuff.
For instance, queens do some of the rough stuff, such as killing illicitly laid eggs, even though they're her kin.
Face up to it England, you were never going to win this game and you knew it, so you resorted to the rough stuff.
And who knew this wholesome Rodgers & Hammerstein classic had so much rough stuff in it?