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diamond in the rough


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diamond in the rough (plural diamonds in the rough)

  1. An uncut diamond.
  2. (idiomatic) A person whose goodness or other positive qualities are hidden by a harsh or unremarkable surface appearance.
    The auto mechanic is a diamond in the rough, tough-talking, but honest, even generous.