sleep rough


Senior Member
Hi dear all
Consider the following sentences please

"After a difficult night sleeping rough, he buys some painkillers and bandages."

"Tens of thousands of people spent last night sleeping rough."

Is there any eqivalent to SLEEP ROUGH in American English
Many thanks in advance
  • Barque

    Senior Member
    To answer your question, I thought it was common in all varieties of English. In that thread, an American says she hasn't heard of it but not that it's not used at all. Perhaps it's not used all over the US.
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