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 not notice or understand.

Read the small print in your contract to find out exactly what you are insured for.


English dictionary. 2008.

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