a rough diamond - someone, especially a man, that you like and admire because of their good qualities, even though they are not sophisticated or well-mannered, a golden boy - a man who is very successful and is much admired, although often only temporarily, pull someone's leg  - to tell someone something that is not true as a way of joking with the person, put on a brave face - to behave as if a problem is not important or does not worry you, stab someone in the back - to do something harmful to someone who trusted you, make someone's hackles rise - to annoy someone , talk behind someone's back - talk about someone when they are not present , be hot under the collar - embarrassed or angry about sth , keep one's cool  - to maintain control of one's composure, temper, or nerve in a given situation, a down-to-earth character - practical, reasonable and friendly , get sth off your chest - to tell someone about something that has been worrying you or making you feel guilty for a long time, be a nosy Parker - a person who is too interested in what other people are doing, be a dark horse - a person who keeps their interests and ideas secret, especially someone who has a surprising ability or skill, lose head - to become very upset or angry, have a chip on your shoulder - to seem angry all the time because you think you have been treated unfairly or feel you are not as good as other people, have a short fuse - to get angry very easily, get your own back - to do something unpleasant to someone because they have done something unpleasant to you, be a wet blanket - a person who says or does something that stops other people enjoying themselves, be as straight as a die - completely honest ,

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