the devil is in the detail(s)

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the devil is in the detail(s)

Plans, actions, or situations that seem sound must be carefully examined, because minor details can end up causing major, unforeseen problems. Double check your code—with software, the devil is in the details.
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But the devil is in the detail, and the complexities around these records are that there are confidentiality issues important to patients, clinical issues important to physicians, and technology issues," said Schaeffer.
According to McBride, the devil is in the details and implementation.