Diamond in the Rough

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Someone or something that has lost charm now, but has immense value and the prospective to be stunning


  • It is certain that a polished diamond in a jewelry store looks stunning, but when it was dug out of the mine, it looks dull and rough. You would never use it into your jewelry in this way. You would only put it when polishers and diamond cutters start work and convert it into sparkling gem. Similarly, if a person or thing looks dull or rough, they can be fixed back when polished and encouraged. For instance: a potentially remarkable singer who needs rehearsal or lessons.

Shan is a diamond in the rough. If he practices more he’ll be a real champ.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Diamond in the Rough':

diamond in the roughA person whose goodness or other positive qualities are hidden by a harsh or unremarkable surface appearance.
diamond in the roughAn uncut diamond.
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الماس الخام

ruwe diamant

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