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rough-and-read•y



Pronunciation: (ruf'un-red'ē), [key]
adj.
1. rough, rude, or crude, but good enough for the purpose: a rough-and-ready estimate of future expenses.
2. exhibiting or showing rough vigor rather than refinement or delicacy: a cowboy--the rough-and-ready type.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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