diamond in the rough

noun phrase

Definition of diamond in the rough

: one having exceptional qualities or potential but lacking refinement or polish

First Known Use of diamond in the rough

1785, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of diamond in the rough was in 1785

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“Diamond in the rough.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diamond%20in%20the%20rough. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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