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The meaning of "a diamond in the rough"

" A diamond in the rough (a.k.a rough diamond ) "
Meaning:
A person or thing having good underlying qualities while appearing to be coarse and unpolished.
Example:
He’d been in jail several times for fraud but when he found my lost wallet he returned it. A rough diamond if there ever was one.
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