Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Diamond in the rough

I have always thought this idiom's figurative meaning was that a person being called a diamond in the rough wasn't living up to their potential yet and it was going to emerge soon. But according to this website it means someone who is basically good hearted but lacking social graces and respect for the law. It's possible this is a cultural difference since that website is UK based, perhaps it holds that figurative meaning in Britain? 

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