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Related to rough-and-ready: unambitious, call on, ameliorative, inconvenient, reassert, took over, scrutinised
(a little/bit) rough and ready
1. Unpolished, imperfect, or unkempt, but generally able or ready for use or action. This video is a bit rough and ready, but it's pretty close to what we want the finished product to look like. This old truck's a little rough and ready, but it's still the most reliable vehicle I've owned. A: "Why's the dryer look so beat-up now?" B: "Who cares? Yeah, it's a bit rough and ready, but at least it’s working again!"
2. Somewhat lacking in refinement, sophistication, manners, etc. The workers on the oil rig are a little bit rough and ready, but they're good guys, every single one of them. Yeah, the diner is a little rough and ready, but I think that's what gives it its charm. Tammi is, uh, a bit rough and ready, so I wouldn't let her talk to that important client just yet.
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1. strong, active, and ready for anything. John is not exactly rough-and-ready, but he is a moderately good athlete. Ralph is very rough-and-ready, but his table manners are very bad.
2. Go to rough-and-tumble.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.