read the small print

read the small print

To make oneself aware of the specific terms, conditions, restrictions, limitations, etc., of an agreement, contract, or other document (often printed in very small type and thus easy to go unnoticed). The terms of the loan look pretty good at face value, but be sure to read the small print, or you could find yourself in a heap of trouble down the line. I know reading the small print can be tedious, but it's always important to know what you're getting yourself into!
See also: print, read, small
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Ye can, with your young eyes, read the small print of the lies from here.
Otherwise services at breaking point will have to be cut further, close alto-no for pay gether or lose yet more staff." Unite assistant general secretary Gail Cartmail added: "Read the small print and there is no new money for these below inflation pay rises which exclude nearly two thirds of public sector workers."
However, when we read the small print, the money was only available to what we would refer to as "Labour wards" - those wards who had only Labour councillors and of course that included former Cllr Thompson's own ward!
Read the small print. Does it meet your needs or does it duplicate what you already have?
READING THE LARGER PRINT LWAYS read the small print. is good advice.
It was interesting to read his unilateral Declaration of Independence on the 23rd of December, but I think he, like many others, has failed to read the small print.
| Askwhich@which.co.uk Read the small print when renting a car
In case you couldn't read the small print at the bottom of second side it reads on left side "Paid for by friends of Paul Dyster" and on right side it reads "Buffalo Local 55 UAW New York".
As with all aspects of financial planning, and at a time when oil prices have gone through the floor, it's never too late for the regional states to read the small print, seek appropriate advice, and do some soul searching before signing up for yet another foray into Middle East turmoil.
Weight-conscious shoppers are being urged to read the small print on foodstuffs (GDN, May 30).
When I got home, I read the small print and saw that it contained organic dried cane syrup.
Read the small print on all those asbestos commericals.
They must read the small print well before signing up, according to a report.