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The meaning of "a diamond in the rough"

" A diamond in the rough (a.k.a rough diamond ) "
A person or thing having good underlying qualities while appearing to be coarse and unpolished.
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.
Where did it originate?:
The United Kingdom.
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