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fine print

The details of a contract or other document that are important but easily overlooked (often due to very small size of the text.) If you had read the fine print, we wouldn't be going to court over this, now would we? Be sure to read the fine print before you sign any contracts!
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the fine print

The specific terms, conditions, restrictions, limitations, etc., of an agreement, contract, or other document, often printed in very small type and thus easy to go unnoticed. The terms of the loan look pretty good at face value, but be sure to read the fine print or you could find yourself in a heap of trouble down the line. If I had my way, I would make fine print illegal—it's so deceitful!
See also: fine, print
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Before signing a lease, a tenant should make sure the fine print addresses construction allowances for improving long-term property.
County attorney Gary Fritts, who noted Fugate had unplugged his phone, said the commissioners hadn't read the fine print of Fugate's proposal and that they only wanted to officially oppose same-sex marriage.
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No fine print please--text size must be between 8 and 16 points.
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Too many children know" who Hitler was, the fine print admonishes; "our job" is to create a new world and erase any memory of past atrocities.