the fine print

the fine print UK US noun [S] (UK the small print)
the part of a document that is printed in small letters, and that many people do not read, but that may contain details that it is important for you to know about: »

If you read the fine print you may find out you have to pay $8,000 to refinance.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • (the) fine print — the fine/small print the part of a printed agreement that is printed smaller than the rest but which contains very important information. Never sign a contract until you have read the small print …   New idioms dictionary

  • read the fine print — to know all the information contained in a document. This new law will disappoint a lot of voters once they have had a chance to read the fine print. You should always read the fine print before signing a contract. Etymology: based on the idea… …   New idioms dictionary

  • the small print — UK US noun [S] UK ► THE FINE PRINT(Cf. ↑the fine print) …   Financial and business terms

  • (the) small print — the fine/small print the part of a printed agreement that is printed smaller than the rest but which contains very important information. Never sign a contract until you have read the small print …   New idioms dictionary

  • fine print — fine print, adj. /fuyn/ 1. printed matter in small sized type. 2. the detailed wording of a contract, lease, insurance policy, or the like, often set in type smaller than the main body of the document and including general restrictions or… …   Universalium

  • Fine print — This article is about small size of text. For other uses, see Fine print (disambiguation). Fine print, small print, or mouseprint is less noticeable print smaller than the more obvious larger print it accompanies that advertises or otherwise… …   Wikipedia

  • fine print — noun 1. the part of a contract that contains reservations and qualifications that are often printed in small type don t sign a contract without reading the fine print • Syn: ↑small print • Hypernyms: ↑reservation, ↑qualification • Part Holonyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fine Print — Contract terms and conditions, disclosures or other important information that are not included in the main body of a document, but in footnotes or a supplemental document. Reading and understanding the fine print is essential when entering into… …   Investment dictionary

  • fine print — /faɪn ˈprɪnt/ (say fuyn print) noun the small print in a contract, etc., establishing conditions and matters of detail: *The Blues overcame the salary cap problem by examining the fine print and planning accordingly. –herald, 1987 …   Australian English dictionary

  • fine print — N UNCOUNT: usu the N In a contract or agreement, the fine print is the same as the small print …   English dictionary

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