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A diamond in the rough

Submitted by Ww Ww on Sun, 26/02/2017 - 23:29

Meanings of "A diamond in the rough"

English

A person who is usually, notably of good character but lacks manners (etiquette), education, fashion style, sophistication. The person does not have to have all of the attributes to qualify. It can be any, or all of them.

Explained by Ww Ww on Sun, 26/02/2017 - 23:29
Explained by Ww Ww
English

The expression suggests an uncut diamond, which is
unattractive to the eye but which has the potential of
becoming a beautiful stone when properly cut and polished. While it's usually used to describe an unpolished or unsophisticated person that has potential, it can be used to describe other things.

Explained by ϕιλομαθής on Tue, 17/07/2018 - 13:57
Explained by ϕιλομαθής

"A diamond in the ..." in lyrics

Hamilton (musical) - My Shot

I gotta holler just to be heard.
With every word, I drop knowledge!
I’m a diamond in the rough, a shiny piece of coal
tryin’ to reach my goal. My power of speech: unimpeachable.

2NE1 - Falling in love

I can’t look at you,
you’re dazzling boy I’m so blind
I’m a diamond in the rough, I’m your
bride, I’m going to make you mine,

Coldplay - Up & Up

waiting for a chance to pick your orange field
up and up, up and up
see a pearl form, a diamond in the rough
see a bird soaring high above the flood

Snow tha Product - I Don't Wanna Leave Remix

I rap too much, rep too hard, confuse plenty
How the fuck a bitch this pretty rap that fire
I'm a diamond in the rough and bitches can't top fire
I've been all that, thinking I'm a have to quit playing

Moana (OST) - Shiny

Shiny
Watch me dazzle like a diamond in the rough
Strut my stuff; my stuff is so...

Moana (OST) - I shine [Shiny]

without ever hiding because...

I shine, a diamond in the rough is my brightness
What passion- passion for my brightness!

Selena Gomez - Who says?

Told me I wasn't good enough
But who are you to judge
When you're a diamond in the rough?
I'm sure you've got some things

One OK Rock - Hard to love

You said you did the same thing at my age.

You show me that I was just a 'diamond in the rough'.
You helped me to grow into the man that I've become.

Rap Monster - Joke

yeah I gettin’ on em bitch, gettin on em rich
the son of the seaside, you’re son of a beach
I shine like a diamond in the rough, like son of a jade******
I’m a monster, son of a Stitch

Cee-Lo Green - Kung Fu Fighting

It's the book of your life that you're writing (life that you're writing)

Youre a diamond in the rough,
A brilliant ball of clay,

Nickelback - Gotta Be Somebody

You can't give up, (when you're looking for)
a diamond in the rough (' cause you never know)
When it shows up, (make sure you're holding on)

Mary Poppins (OST) - Jolly Holiday

Ain't it a glorious day?
Right as a mornin' in May
I feel like I could fly
Have you ever seen the grass

Kailee Morgue - Unfortunate Soul

Who says that I can't be tough
Be a diamond in the rough
That I just can't be loved

Moana (OST) - Shiny

And like you I made myself a work of art
If I want to escape I can't, I shine too much
I gleam just like a diamond in the rough, fully

Trevor Something - Something About You

And youre always on my mind
I swear youre one of a kind
Youre a diamond in the rough
And I just cant get enough

Iggy Azalea - Survive The Summer

'Cause I'm tryna stunt on Mr. Flintstone, one look and your bitch gone
Turn a T-Rex tooth to a chain, shit cost more than your Range
I'm a diamond in the rough, fancy diamonds by the way
I been making moves, been writing rhymes, been stacking commas

Dan Osorio - Shiny

Because I'm shiny
A diamond in the rough is my glow
Such passion

Moana (OST) - Shiny

Shiny
Watch me dazzle like a diamond in the rough
Strut my stuff; my stuff is so...

2NE1 - Falling In Love

My lips are drying up, my insides are freezing up
I can’t look at you, you’re dazzling boy I’m so blind
I’m a diamond in the rough, I’m your bride
I’m going to make you mine, that’s what a queen do

Moana (OST) - Bling Bling

mais littéralement ça veut dire "attrape l'hameçon", ce que Maui essaye de faire.)

(*2 J'ai eu du mal à traduire cette phrase car "Watch me dazzle like a diamond in the rough" est un jeu de mot avec l'expréssion "diamond in the rough" qu'on pourrait dire à quelqu'un qui a un coeur d'or.)