diamond in the rough
Date: 1785 one having exceptional qualities or potential but lacking refinement or polish

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Diamond in the Rough — is a Snellville, Georgia based youth development and leadership non profit organization. Its purpose is to prepare, inspire, nurture and provide knowledge to girls through a variety of preventative programs and enrichment activities that build… …   Wikipedia

  • diamond in the rough — A diamond in the rough is someone or something that has great potential, but isn t not refined and polished …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • diamond in the rough — n AmE someone who behaves in a slightly rude way, but is really kind and generous British Equivalent: rough diamond …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • diamond in the rough — {n. phr.} A very smart person without a formal education who may have untutored manners. * /Jack never went to school but he is extremely talented; he is a veritable diamond in the rough./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • diamond in the rough — {n. phr.} A very smart person without a formal education who may have untutored manners. * /Jack never went to school but he is extremely talented; he is a veritable diamond in the rough./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • diamond in the rough — n. a person who is wonderful despite a rough exterior; a person with great potential. □ Sam looks a little tacky, but he’s a diamond in the rough. □ He’s a diamond in the rough a little hard to take at times, but okay mostly …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • diamond in the rough — noun a) An uncut diamond. That auto mechanic is a diamond in the rough, tough talking, but honest, even generous. b) A person whose goodness or other positive qualities are hidden by a harsh or unremarkable surface …   Wiktionary

  • diamond\ in\ the\ rough — n. phr. A very smart person without a formal education who may have untutored manners. Jack never went to school but he is extremely talented; he is a veritable diamond in the rough …   Словарь американских идиом

  • diamond in the rough —    A diamond in the rough is someone or something that has great potential, but isn t not refined and polished.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • diamond in the rough — Synonyms and related words: acceptable person, capital fellow, crude, diamond, gem, gentleman, good fellow, good lot, good man, good person, good sort, good woman, honest man, jewel, lady, mensch, ore, pearl, perfect gentleman, perfect lady,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • diamond in the rough — North American term for rough diamond. → diamond …   English new terms dictionary

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