fine print

[fahyn]
noun
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 qualifications that could be considered disadvantageous: Make sure you read the fine print before signing.
Also called small print.


Origin:
1955–60

fine-print, adjective
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fine print
 
n
Also called: small print matter set in small type, as in a contract, esp considered as containing unfavourable conditions that the signer might overlook

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Example sentences
Check out the details on other fine print of that sale on the airline's website.
It is wise to pay close attention to the tour details and read the fine print.
Before you sign a personal guarantee for a small-business loan, read the fine
  print.
And unless they pay attention to the fine print, they may not even know they're
  doing good.
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