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sketchy

mod. unsafe; illegal; risky. (Alluding to danger due to lack of knowledge.) Why are we going down in the sketchy place on this silly errand?
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Admittedly, this is only the sketchiest of information, but I am hoping that perhaps one or more of your readers will recognise the names and, if so, I would very much appreciate hearing from them and, of course, if any member of the family sees this letter, it will be an additional bonus.
When created, it had only the sketchiest of identities, and the extent of support for it in the local populations was unfathomable.
The final chapter, 'The Arts, Sports and Leisure', is one of the sketchiest in what is an extremely general portrait of American society.
This threatening image is typically paired with only the sketchiest understanding of Iran's interests vis-a-vis its eastern neighbors or adversaries.
She knew nothing of any misdeeds nor illegal acts and had only the sketchiest outline of my finances and only helped me in preparing my [tax] returns on material I furnished her.
And he also revealed that they only have the sketchiest ideas of what their father does for a living anyway.
Firstly, the introduction by the three editors, Joanna Harrington, Michael Milde and Richard Vernon, is slight, serving up only the sketchiest outline of the ICC's origins and of the debates surrounding its creation.
For Delacroix's reflections on sculpture, even the most severely critical ones, lead him to imagine a kind of painting which would be the equivalent of ancient sculpture: a painting imbued with the same force, grandeur and immediacy; the same ability to communicate in its roughest, sketchiest state the clear idea of its final, complete form; the same method of proceeding by mass, building up the image from within rather than by fixing its contour and filling it in.
A small group of recent films reduces exposition considerably, in some cases nearly to zero, summarily plopping the viewer into a situation without providing context or even the sketchiest introductions of dramatis personae.
It is not generally realized that a large number of aeroplane workers have the very sketchiest ideas of what an aeroplane does or can do.
The emergence of a revolutionary situation in France in 1789 requires only the sketchiest of outlines.
When Padilla was first locked up, the Administration provided only the sketchiest details.
The whole deal raises many big questions to which neither Microsoft nor Sun have been keen to provide anything but the sketchiest of answers.
Consequently, the Loyalist emigres often possessed only the sketchiest legal proofs of ownership over many of the people they claimed as slaves.
Sixty-seven pages are far too few to give anything but the sketchiest outline of the context of a world crisis.