diamond in the rough

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A person whose goodness or other positive qualities are hidden by a harsh or unremarkable surface appearance.
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That auto mechanic is a diamond in the rough, tough-talking, but honest, even generous.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'diamond in the rough':

diamond in the roughAn uncut diamond.
Diamond in the RoughSomeone or something that has lost charm now, but has immense value and the prospective to be stunning
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