like a diamond in the rough


Senior Member
In a movie, a man is talking to one of his friends and tells him: ''You gotta highlight your attributes, like a diamond in the rough.''

What does he mean by saying ''like a diamond in the rough?''
  • Thomas Tompion

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Diamonds have great potential qualities, which become evident when they are polished.

    This guy is saying that his friend needs to present himself better to make his attributes shine.
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