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A male sexual partner whose toughness or lack of sophistication is a source of attraction:‘he could play the part of the noble savage or the bit of rough’
- ‘If anyone ever needs proof that he is more than a meat-fisted warrior and rather attractive bit of rough, they should watch this film.’
- ‘So, whilst many gay men like a bit of rough there are obviously many who like a bit of posh.’
- ‘‘They've cottoned on to me as a bit of northern erotica,’ he has jokingly said of the women that turn up to his readings, ‘a bit of rough.’’
- ‘But Bourne creates a parallel story in which the hero's neglected fiancée, Glenda, is picked up by a check-shirted, trumpet-playing bit of rough.’
- ‘So what, she's his little bit of rough on the side?’
- ‘Beers not cocktails are the order of the day but you might pick up a nice bit of rough on the way out.’
- ‘The heroine of Martinu's Mirandolina seduces a self-confessed misogynist, only to reconfirm his prejudices when she dumps him for a bit of rough.’
- ‘And she switches expertly from the upper crust wife yearning for a bit of rough to the cold company strategist.’
- ‘This reading implies that the tragedy could have been averted if only Beatrice had recognised her longing for a bit of rough, and had not pretended to fancy the aristocratic squares a woman of her class was expected to marry.’
- ‘I always knew I'm just a bit of rough while you rebound from the divorce.’
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