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rough diamond

noun [C] uk   UK ( US diamond in the rough) us  
a person who is kinder and more pleasant than they seem to be from their appearance and manner
Translations of “rough diamond”
in Chinese (Traditional) 看上去粗魯但心地善良的人,外粗內秀的人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 看上去粗鲁但心地善良的人,外粗内秀的人…
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