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more than meets the eye

Meaning: You can say there's more to something than meets the eye if it's more complex, more important or more interesting than it seems at first.

For example:

  • I'm sure there's more going on here than meets the eye. I don't think we've been told the full story.

  • Mick might seem dull and boring when you meet him, but there's more to him than meets the eye, believe me! He's a really interesting guy.

Quick Quiz:

The police think there's more to the car accident than meets the eye. They think there could be
  1. similar accidents in future
  2. pieces of the car they haven't seen yet
  3. reason to believe it wasn't a normal accident

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