read the fine print


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read the fine print

to know all the information contained in a document read the small print This new law will disappoint a lot of voters once they have had a chance to read the fine print. You should always read the fine print before signing a contract.
Etymology: based on the idea that often what is printed in very small type in a document is the most important information
See also: fine, print, read
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If you participate in aggregation, read the fine print to see what happens at the end of your contract.
Be sure to shop around, read the fine print, ask specific questions about the terms of the loan, and, most importantly, educate yourself by going to seminars, the library, and doing research on the Internet.
This quiz will help you assess your ability to read the fine print and see through tricky ad and label claims.
However, if you break this rule and end up installing instant messengers, screen savers, e-cards or music sharing software, read the fine print.
Just because you read the fine print the first time around doesn't mean you can skip it now.
The requirements aren't extensive, just a bright lawyer or two who stay awake on the job, read the fine print of court orders and aren't afraid to make a few phone calls when they need answers.
The Washington State Council of County and City Employees, AFSCME, AFL-CIO and the Voter Education Committee are asking concerned citizens to read the fine print on this year's batch of initiatives.
If you go with an alternative supplier through community aggregation, read the fine print to see what happens at the end of your contract.
If coupled with a decongestant, such medicines can cause drowsiness or affect those with high blood pressure or other maladies, so read the fine print.
Read the fine print and be wary of unreasonably low bargain prices or unusually attractive promises.
You're probably receiving fewer credit card offers in the mail, but be sure to read the fine print on any you do receive and decide to activate.
That means the public needs to read the fine print.
Take the time to read the fine print and ask yourself a few questions as you do: -- Is it a short-term special?