there's more than meets the eye

there's more than meets the eye

Someone or something has more merit, import, or facets than is initially perceived. Let's keep digging deeper with this story. I have a feeling that there's more than meets the eye. Don't discount Fred as a candidate for this job—there's more than meets the eye with him.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

more (to something) than meets the eye

Fig. [there are] hidden values or facts regarding something. There is more to that problem than meets the eye. What makes you think that there is more than meets the eye?
See also: eye, meet, more
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

more than meets the eye

A hidden significance, greater than is first apparent, as in This agreement involves more than meets the eye. [Mid-1800s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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