there's more to somebody/something than meets the eye

there is more to (someone or something) than meets the eye

Something or someone has more merit, import, or facets than is initially perceived. Don't discount Fred as a candidate for this job—there's more to him than meets the eye. This story goes deeper—there's definitely more to it than meets the eye.
See also: eye, meet, more, there
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there’s more to somebody/something than meets the ˈeye

a thing or a person is more complicated, difficult, interesting, etc., than it appears: Sailing isn’t easy — there’s a lot more to it than meets the eye.Colleagues felt that there was more to his resignation than met the eye.
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