rough diamond

rough diamond
   A rough diamond is a person who might be a bit rude but who is good underneath it all.
  (Dorking School Dictionary)
   A person who is good-natured but lacks polished manners and/or education is said to be a rough diamond.

He's a great guy but a bit of a rough diamond!

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  • Rough diamond — Rough Rough, a. [Compar. {Rougher}; superl. {Roughest}.] [OE. rou?, rou, row, rugh, ruh, AS. r?h; akin to LG. rug, D. rug, D. ruig, ruw, OHG. r?h, G. rauh, rauch; cf. Lith. raukas wrinkle, rukti to wrinkle. [root] 18. Cf. {Rug}, n.] 1. Having… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rough diamond — n BrE informal someone who seems rude, rough, or unfriendly, but is actually nice and generous American Equivalent: diamond in the rough …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rough diamond — A rough diamond is a person who might be a bit rude but who is good underneath it all …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • rough diamond — ► NOUN 1) an uncut diamond. 2) a person who is of good character but lacks manners or education …   English terms dictionary

  • rough diamond — noun 1. : an uncut diamond 2. : a person of exceptional qualities or abilities but lacking in social graces and refinement of manner : diamond in the rough * * * rough diamond 1. An uncut diamond 2. (also (N American) diamond in the rough) a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rough Diamond — A rough diamond may refer to *a diamond which has not yet been cut, or *a person of intrinsic worth but with rough manners [cite book | title = Concise Oxford Dictionary | publisher = Oxford University press | year = 1985 | isbn = 0198611315] The …   Wikipedia

  • rough diamond — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms rough diamond : singular rough diamond plural rough diamonds British informal someone who does not behave politely or is not well educated, but is pleasant and kind …   English dictionary

  • Rough diamond —   A rough diamond is a person who might be a bit rude but who is good underneath it all …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • Rough Diamond (album) — For other meanings, see Rough Diamond Infobox Album | Name = Rough Diamond Type = Album Artist = Rough Diamond Released = spring of 1977 Recorded = December 1976 January 1977 Genre = rock Length = 42:46 | Last album = Take No Prisoners (1975)… …   Wikipedia

  • Rough Diamond (BBC TV series) — infobox television show name = Rough Diamond rating = TV PG format = Drama runtime = Varies creator = starring = Conor Mullen, Stanley Townsend, Lorraine Pilkington, Ben Davies country = UK filmed = Ireland network = BBC first aired = 4 February… …   Wikipedia

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