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small print
 
n
matter in a contract, etc, printed in small type, esp when considered to be a trap for the unwary

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small print

Also, fine print. The details in a contract or other document, often indicating restrictions or other disadvantages. For example, Be sure you read the small print before you sign your name to it, or They had the warranty terms in fine print, so you'd overlook the fact that it was only good for a month. This idiom alludes to the fact that such material is often printed in smaller type than the rest of the document. [Mid-1900s]

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Example sentences
Please refrain from calling them anything else, even in small print, at the end
  of the last paragraph.
We squinted together at a gray field of small print punctuated by subheads in
  boldface.
What is clear is that those who hammered out the small print of the legislation
  are sticking by it.
The second part, in small print, seemed pretentious.
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