rough-and-ready

rough-and-ready  {adj.}
1. Not finished in detail; not perfected; rough but ready for use now.
We asked Mr. Brown how long it would take to drive to Chicago and his rough-and-ready answer was two days.
2. Not having nice manners but full of energy and ability.
Jim is a rough-and-ready character; he'd rather fight than talk things over.
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