read the fine print


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read the fine print

To make oneself aware of the specific terms, conditions, restrictions, limitations, etc., of an agreement, contract, or other document, which are often printed in very small type and thus easy to miss. 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. I know reading the fine print can be tedious, but it's always important to know what you're getting yourself into.
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Atwood was correct to worry that many people don't really read the fine print of trade agreements or understand the implications for their national systems of governance.
But do you read the fine print like the Easy Reader?
But if invitees took the time to read the fine print on the flyers touting the local gatherings, they would have learned that the get-togethers were sponsored not directly by the Republican Party but on its behalf by a group called the American Leadership Conference (ALC).
Read the fine print, search the Web, ask for individual attention and special treatment, and explore all your options.
They are not given the opportunity to read the fine print that could render the package worthless if they went to make a claim.
It's easy to be frustrated by seemingly great deals that disintegrate after you read the fine print.
They didn't take the time to carefully read the fine print, evaluate the promotion, and make sure it's not run by a fly-by-night company peddling a first-class scam.
If its CEO needs to renovate his ski lodge in Vail, he can pump up the late fee, and no one will know except for those victims of obsessive-compulsive disorder who take the time to read the fine print on the back of their bills.
108), and the issue of whether literate slaves could better combat postbellum coercion (they could read the fine print in labor and tenancy contracts) is similarly neglected (p.
Be sure to read the fine print and know the details to maximize your savings efforts.
The Congress, which agrees to the bill in principle but is not prepared to sign on the dotted line till it has read the fine print, has a problem with the government's plan to change the foreign equity route from Foreign Direct Investment ( as proposed by the UPA government) to Foreign Institutional Investor.
Although we all promise ourselves we will read the fine print, we're often too busy to actually do it.
Actually, when you read the fine print, they are only 99 per cent certain that they have found anything at all.
Business owners beware: If you get an official-looking letter citing state law and warning that your state business registration will soon expire, be sure to read the fine print.
THE beauty of ballot initiatives is that few voters actually read the fine print.