Rough and ready


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Translations
de bric et de broc
References in classic literature ?
He was rough and ready, this cousin, but he loved his town friend and made him heartily welcome.
"Right you are," said Silver; "rough and ready. But mark you here, I'm an easy man--I'm quite the gentleman, says you; but this time it's serious.
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.
Vicky Chandhok, president of the Indian Motor Sports Federation, has described the venue as "rough and ready," and it is easy to see why as preparations and works are still being carried out.
Graeme Mason, head of planning and corporate affairs at Newcastle International, said: "Rough and ready is not what this region deserves when so much is at stake.