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
References in classic literature ?
Ye can, with your young eyes, read the small print of the lies from here.
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.
Friday's Examiner advertised four such breaks in May and June at Malvern, Chelsea, Blenheim Palace and Hampton Court, each of these sound delightful until you read the small print at the bottom "single room" supplement PS25/30 per person".
You'd have thought by now he'd know to read the small print in any Osborne contract.
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.
But before you hand over your credit card, make sure you read the small print carefully.
Let's hope they read the small print in the contract and won't have a nasty shock when they get on the show.
Had she read the small print closely, she would have learned early on that cancelling the first order was a futile exercise.
A LAWYER nicknamed Mr Loophole was yesterday pounds 5,000 out of pocket after failing to read the small print on a pet insurance policy.