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- adj. crude or unpolished, but still fit for use; good enough
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Acting with offhand promptness and efficiency.
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"Machine-Gun Joe was a rough and ready redskin," Joe sang softly, "He'll never let plutonium touch the ground.
This, of course, was only a rough and ready flag, and Betsy Ross,