rough around the edges

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rough around the edges (comparative rougher around the edges, superlative roughest around the edges)

  1. (idiomatic) In need of refinement; unsophisticated.
    While rough around the edges, the church is really a wonderful place to be.
    The north side of town is a less expensive, rougher round the edges choice for a young family.
    His writing is appealing, but a bit rough around the edges.

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