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Fine Print

Informal; all of the terms of a contract, rather than simply its main provisions. The fine print of a contract, as its name suggests, often appears in a smaller font, and can be cumbersome to read completely. For this reason, restrictions or terms disadvantageous to one party might be hidden in the fine print. This fact is the origin of the phrase, "Always read the fine print."
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The order device/statement of benefits states, once in fine print, once in bold, that the term is 26 issues.
An MTA usually arrives at your door as a crumpled up piece of paper with really fine print that you can hardly read (like the back of a car rental contract .
Voluminous information of this sort has become the norm, in part because entrepreneurs have recognized that investors, by and large, tend to ignore what is written in the fine print.
This clear violation of the Establishment Clause was continuing despite a real estate transaction that nobody would have any reason to know about unless they were looking over the fine print of a document at the register of deeds," Lasker told the Associated Press.
Read the fine print (or, more profitably, read Doug Henwood's very useful explications in Left Business Observer and in his forthcoming book, Wall Street) and you find that the worst-case projection assumes a growth rate over the next seventy-five years of 1.
Brown emphatically stresses that to be successful a fine print must involve not only exacting presswork but a touch of artistic alchemy; as the examples illustrated here prove, at Crown Point both have been in remarkably good supply.
The macula -- 100 times more sensitive to visual detail than other parts of the retina -- is essential to such activities as reading fine print, driving a car and recognizing faces.
The PIXMA iP90v Photo Printer has a FINE print head with 1,088 total nozzles - the most of any printer in its class - which allows for high-speed printing over wide areas in a single pass.
There are some simple hints or things to know that we provide during straightforward, yet thoughtful, discussions that can help customers get through the fine print to the bottom line.
Chapters cover basic steps anyone can take to improve their health and therefore protect their budget, how to decipher the fine print of one's insurance policy, the increasing modern trend of shifting risk and health insurance payments from the corporation to the individual (without a corresponding increase in individual real wages
You may have gotten a notice from your credit company with fine print stating new policies and procedures that you didn't bother to read.
The full-color pictures come with captions in fine print that succinctly inform the reader of the garden's location and style of composition.