more than meets the eye

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more than meets the eye

Having more merit or import than is initially believed The person or thing in question can be mentioned between "more" and "than," as in "more (to someone or something) than meets the eye.) Don't discount Fred as a candidate for this job—there's more to him than meets the eye.
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more (to something) than meets the eye

Fig. [there are] hidden values or facts regarding something. There is more to that problem than meets the eye. What makes you think that there is more than meets the eye?
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more than meets the eye

A hidden significance, greater than is first apparent, as in This agreement involves more than meets the eye. [Mid-1800s]
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