a bit of rough [British-only?]

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English - England
In British English there is an expression 'a bit of rough'.

Usually it refers to the desire of a sophisticated woman to have a liaison with a man whom she perceives to be lower on the social scale than she is. It is likely that he will be a manual worker and therefore have rough hands and probably rough manners.

bit of rough

  1. informal
    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"
    bit of rough | Definition of bit of rough in English by Oxford Dictionaries


Is this expression restricted to the UK?
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