hidden depths

hidden depths

1. Robust or complex aspects or characteristics that are not easily noticed or readily apparent. While the film makes no apologies for its graphic, over-the-top violence, there are hidden depths to the characters and their motivations that make this much more than just some schlocky B movie. If you get to know him, you come to realize that his ironic, apathetic public demeanor is on show to hide hidden depths of anguish and insecurity.
2. A place or part of something that is hidden away and requires a lot of searching or prior knowledge. I'm hesitant to give my child access to the internet, knowing full well what horrible things lie in its hidden depths. Astronomers have discovered a new solar system in the hidden depths of space.
See also: depth, hidden

hidden depths

admirable but previously unnoticed qualities.
See also: depth, hidden
References in classic literature ?
It was the work of a man who had delved into the hidden depths of nature and had discovered secrets which were beautiful and fearful too.
You aren't on to the hidden depths in me character.
HIDDEN DEPTHS Mike's sonar image of the giant object
Hidden depths: a customer and her husband spent an evening looking for their phones.
HIDDEN DEPTHS: Hundreds of ancient buried valleys have been mapped by the British Geological Survey
For years, you took everything at surface value, rejecting the idea that people have hidden depths. Now you realise this attitude was mistaken.
But James Bond is set to reveal hidden depths with underwater fight scenes filmed 16ft below the surface of a frozen lake.
James McCourt, owner of Hidden Depths, held a free event, aimed at children aged between 10-16, at Rivals Gym Wishaw on last Saturday.
Terms of Engagement is powerful, and speaks to the challenges that beset human beings, the hidden depths within, and the bonds that endure.
As the water probably has hidden depths, a warning's probably fair enough.
Without being asked a serious question, the evens favourite pulled five lengths clear of Sir Michael Stoute's Hidden Depths.
Kirby is a happy-go-lucky sort of character, and Star Allies is a whimsical and easy to beat adventure, albeit with hidden depths.
Perhaps it's an ego thing that makes male drivers want that something a bit different, that hints at hidden depths behind the spotty face, that suggests a racy charisma is lurking beneath the sensible raincoat and flat cap.
Birkwood's publications include a World War II memoir, The Second Torpedo (2012), about her personal experience of the war as a child, and several mystery novels: Deadly Deception (2004), What to Do About Emma (2014), and Hidden Depths (2016).