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small print

 and fine print
an important part of a document that is not easily noticed because of the smallness of the printing. You should have read the small print before signing the contract. You should always read the fine print of an insurance policy.
See also: print, small

small print

Also, fine print. The details in a contract or other document, often indicating restrictions or other disadvantages. For example, Be sure you read the small print before you sign your name to it, or They had the warranty terms in fine print, so you'd overlook the fact that it was only good for a month . This idiom alludes to the fact that such material is often printed in smaller type than the rest of the document. [Mid-1900s]
See also: print, small
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The thinking behind small print encapsulates so many things wrong with our world'
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It's our opinion, and that of many other publishers, that it's still too early to draw any firm conclusions about the future of small print newsletters, of direct mail, and of online publishing-not to mention the economy.
Andy Belfiore urges fellow punters to read the small print because, boy, did it cost him.
If you'll be using the printer for items such as memos and other small print jobs, an inkjet printer should suffice.
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