diamond in the rough

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diamond in the rough noun
plural diamonds in the rough
diamond in the rough
noun
plural diamonds in the rough
Learner's definition of DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH
[count] US
: a person who has talent or other good qualities but who is not polite, educated, socially skilled, etc.
called also (British) rough diamond
: something that is in poor condition but that is likely to become valuable with appropriate care or attention
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