Idiom: the fine print

Definition: The limits, conditions, qualifications, or other details printed at the bottom or end of a contract.


The contract might look good at first, but you have to read the fine print to know for sure.

The cell phone company’s new promotion sounds great, but when you read the fine print, you realize their offer is worthless.

(Note: “the fine print” is also sometimes called “the small print”)


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