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fine print

 (fīn)
n.
1. Print that is in small type.
2. The portion of a document, especially a contract, that contains qualifications or restrictions, often in small type.
3. Information containing small details or presented in difficult or obscure wording. In all senses also called small print.

fine print

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

fine′ print′

(faɪn)
n.
the detailed wording of a contract, lease, or the like, often in type smaller than the main body of the document and including restrictions or qualifications that could be considered disadvantageous. Also called small print.
[1955–60]
fine′-print′, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fine print - the part of a contract that contains reservations and qualifications that are often printed in small typefine print - 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"
contract - a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
reservation, qualification - a statement that limits or restricts some claim; "he recommended her without any reservations"
2.fine print - material printed in small type; "he needed his glasses in order to read the fine print"
print - the text appearing in a book, newspaper, or other printed publication; "I want to see it in print"

fine print

noun
A small, often specialized element of a whole:
Translations

fine print

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References in classic literature ?
At any rate, I let them alone for the time, and I did not meddle with a volume of Shakespeare, in green cloth and cruelly fine print, which overawed me in like manner with its wood-cuts.
Requesting me then to exchange seats with him, that he might the better distinguish the fine print of the volume, he took my armchair at the window, and, opening the book, resumed his discourse very much in the same tone as before.
Bhaer sometimes used eye glasses, and Jo had tried them once, smiling to see how they magnified the fine print of her book.
And when I returned new drifts would have formed, through which I floundered, where the busy northwest wind had been depositing the powdery snow round a sharp angle in the road, and not a rabbit's track, nor even the fine print, the small type, of a meadow mouse was to be seen.
He had looked out all the pictures to which an asterisk was affixed in those formidable pages of fine print in his Badeker; his attention had been strained and his eyes dazzled, and he had sat down with an aesthetic headache.
by Courtesy of Brandpoint Watch out for hidden costs in package deals and read the fine print carefully.
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Zarate said this legal issue will have to be addressed by reading the fine print of the approved pension hike.
The format also intends to highlight facts that are often missed by consumers in fine print.
The huge bill furnishes the fine print for the bipartisan pact approved in December that set overall spending levels for the next couple of years.
org, a consumer advocacy site, features a new example of fine print gone awry by casting light on offending companies and advertisers.
WHILE WATCHING television recently, I noticed an advertisement with a lot of fine print on the bottom of the screen.