Rough and ready

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de bric et de broc
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He was rough and ready, this cousin, but he loved his town friend and made him heartily welcome.
A bit of rough and ready weeding - no time to work my way through it.
Phase 1 (Union to Rough and Ready Ditch) was funded in 2010 with design and construction in late 2010 carrying over into 2011.
THE Glaswegian trio who won over the mainstream market with their rough and ready swagger and beery singalong anthems are back.
Ed Anderson, executive chairman of the Airport Operators Association, said: "The structure is indeed rough and ready but cannot disguise the fact that the tax is being increased at a time when aviation, and the wider economy, is suffering from the effects of the recession.