What does it mean to be rough around the edges?
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Very similar to a diamond in the rough, means to be unrefined, but has great potential to be something very valuable.
The movie was a bit rough around the edges, but I enjoyed the story and the acting. • He's a little rough around the edges, but he's a great teacher and he really cares about his students. • The hotel was rough around the edges, but it was cheap and clean. • She's not rough around the edges, she's just honest and straightforward.
To be rough around the edges means to have some imperfections or flaws, but to be generally good or acceptable. It can be used to describe things or people. For example, if a product is rough around the edges, it means that it is not very polished or refined, but it still works well or serves its purpose. If a person is rough around the edges, it means that they are not very sophisticated or polite, but they are still kind or capable.
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It means you are a tough individual; someone who is not easily touched or moved by many things
Being rough around the edges is like a cookie that's not perfectly round - you've got a few quirks and imperfections, but that's what makes you deliciously unique! 🍪🌟
I agree with Teacher Sue and Mary. It means to be unrefined but has potential to be valuable.
Unpolished / unrefined, but with potential.