printed matter in small-sized type.
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.
- fine-print, adjective
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How to use fine print in a sentence
Also, keep in mind that most models have a weight maximum and an age minimum, so be sure to read all the fine print.
Becerra said “sort of the fine print here — how do you settle disputes” would be covered in other rules the departments will issue before January.First rules to protect patients from unexpected medical bills issued by agencies | Amy Goldstein | July 1, 2021 | Washington Post
In the fine print of the committee’s letter, it states that officials needed to provide a log explaining why a document was considered privileged.San Diego Held Back Materials Sought by Congress on Facial Recognition | Jesse Marx | May 3, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
The fine print in Gloria’s budget on his proposal to cut some police overtime spending leaves plenty of doubt that those cuts will ever occur.Politics Report: Libraries Aren’t Opening Any Time Soon | Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts | May 1, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
It was September 2019, and that business, laid out in the notice’s fine print, felt to Lord like a free fall.Eviction is big business for this law firm. Tenants say it buries them with unfair fees. | Kyle Swenson | February 18, 2021 | Washington Post
Of course there is fine print somewhere buried in the website stating that everything is fictional but that is difficult to find.
And then the fine print: On March 1, 2013, the government of Israel will begin work.
With the new display, he said, “Surfing the Web can be like a fine print magazine.”
Wade into the fine print and the deal seems even more disappointing.Bank Settlement Highlights the Feds’ Foreclosure Flop | Gary Rivlin | February 9, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
fine print is not intended to annoy, but rather to spare you any humiliation.
The home was sold—by fine print—hit was bid in by Romine fer about the price of his bill and the costs.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
A fine print of a Holy Family, about 15×18 inches, has a middle tone of fair blue and a shadow tint of full rich green.Wood-Block Printing | F. Morley Fletcher
And so intense was the light shining from the sea that I was enabled to read with ease the fine print of a newspaper.The South-West | Joseph Holt Ingraham
But she presently simplified the matter by putting aside all that were decidedly too large, or too small, or too fine print.The Wide, Wide World | Susan Warner
I read each little page and its small, fine print as if my life depended upon its reading.The Seven-Branched Candlestick | Gilbert W. (Gilbert Wolf) Gabriel
British Dictionary definitions for fine print
matter set in small type, as in a contract, esp considered as containing unfavourable conditions that the signer might overlook: Also called: small print
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