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roughie

(ˈrʌfɪ)
n
(Animals) a small food fish of the family Arripididae, found in southern and western Australian waters. Also called: orange roughy, ruff or tommy rough

roughie

n
1. something unfair, esp a trick: he put a roughie over.
2. (in horse racing) an outsider that wins
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They will be a threat but probably New Zealand will be a roughie," he added.
Superstitious Roughie took to victory in Tel Aviv like a duck to water after giving his lucky socks to Scotland and Celtic masseur Jimmy Steele to wash.
his draw is more problematic than it might be for Thomas hobson, who is the more certain stayer, but those looking for a 'roughie' should certainly consider Tiberian.
The teaching one, which is called GUPPIE and looks like the sleek aquarium fish, costs about $1,000, and the other, called ROUGHIE, $10,000.
Rough, who played on that fateful night in Cardiff, said on STV Glasgow's Peter and Roughie Show: "He was way ahead of his time, tactically, and he was big on man-management.
Hence there was the skilful need of sweet talking counterparts in 'exotic places' to 'offer to host' although every so often a 'roughie' destination got a go.
The Swordfish star wants to take on roles that make people laugh but feels he has been stereotyped as a roughie toughie.
And Roughie believes the 1978 World Cup side has never been given its fair due.
Add to that the pounds 1.6m sale of Garry O'Connor to Lokomotiv Moscow before the 4-0 Tennent's Scottish Cup semi-final humbling by Hearts and Roughie believes the fans won't stand for much more.
Not, as with Pietersen, a laughing acceptance of an umpiring clanger which goes your way, but an ill-tempered outburst when the balancing "roughie" comes along.