the small print

the small print UK US noun [S] UK
THE FINE PRINT(Cf. ↑the fine print)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • (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

  • read the small print — See: read the fine print …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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 …   Financial and business terms

  • (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

  • Small print — (also known as fine print in the United States) refers to the practice of including necessary legal terms, warnings, disclaimers or other phrases in small writing on commercial or contractual documents. Small print is usually included at the end… …   Wikipedia

  • small print — small .print n [U] especially BrE all the rules and details relating to a contract or agreement American Equivalent: fine printread/check the small print ▪ Always read the small print before you sign anything …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • small 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: ↑fine print • Hypernyms: ↑reservation, ↑qualification • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • small print — N UNCOUNT: usu the N The small print of a contract or agreement is the part of it that is written in very small print. You refer to it as the small print especially when you think that it might include unfavourable conditions which someone might… …   English dictionary

  • small print — noun (U) all the details in a contract or agreement which contain many rules and restrictions: Always read the small print before you sign anything …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • small print — small ,print noun uncount MAINLY BRITISH the details of something such as a contract that are printed in very small letters and often contain conditions that limit your rights. American usually fine print …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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