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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

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

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)

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

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,

Moana (OST) - Shiny

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

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.

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.

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

Pendulum - The Other Side

You... you are so precious,
A diamond in the rough
And when you try to escape

Rona Kenan - Bats Fly Low

and you don't even care
that everything is upside down.
What looks like a diamond in the rough in the middle of the night
turns out to be nothing more than a waitress awaiting.

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,

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!

lagix - Love you

Because everything was good, but then it went bad

I tried to treat you like I should, gave you everything I had, but

It wasn't enough, a diamond in the rough
Wish that I could walk away, cuz this loving is tough, but


Sarah Geronimo - Played

who will keep you close beside

I was a diamond in the rough
Now I'm scratches on a pearl

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

M.I.A. - Platforms

Dirty road makes that scarf wrap a must
Rolling by scrolling for the future on the app
Data mine my mind like a diamond in the rough

Crazy Town - Black Cloud

Of these crazy things.

I'm a diamond in the rough.
Could I suffer enough?

Nissah Barbosa - Rosa

na mundu intero é ki sta bo destinu, ô Rosa

She a diamond in the rough
Her whole life she had it tough

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

Sammy Wilk - Throw Signs

Yeah Sammy

You're like a diamond in the rough
Shinnin' brighter than a rising sun

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.)

Ekoh - Meet Me at the Bottom

[Intro: Ekoh]
We're all trying to find a diamond in the rough
Until we find out a diamond's not enough

Moana (OST) - Shiny

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

Amanda Jenssen - Do you love me?

Hit or miss, here's what it is you are that someone
a diamond in the rough, the real stuff
Now if goodness are to find,

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

Chris Brown - Roses Turn Blue

[Verse 2]
Baby how can I compare you to a queen or a diamond in the rough? I'm scared too
Can't even recognise you, don't wanna look at your face, you make me sick, I'mma throw up

Dan Osorio - Shiny

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

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

Mother Mother - Happy

Yeah, ask me if I’m happy I’ll tell you what
Happy is a diamond in the rough
Happy it ain’t enough

Lilly Singh - Voices

But money don't mean nothing if equal pay ain't the standard.
Trying to tweet these changes but one-forty letters can't change strangers.
It's not enough to be a diamond in the rough cause if you sit to pee,
you at the bottom of the ladder.

Chris Brown - See Through

[Verse 1]
She's like a diamond in the rough, she's my passion
Supernova, the brightest star, the main attraction

Alicia Bridges - Diamond In The Rough

Diamond in the rough

Diamond in the rough, diamond in the rough

Soul P. - Another Day

On my own throne

A diamond in the rough
That havin' diamonds in my crown

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