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English definition of “be more to this than meets the eye”

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be more to this than meets the eye

If there is more to something than meets the eye, it is more difficult to understand or involves more things than you thought at the beginning.
Translations of “be more to this than meets the eye”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不像表面那麼簡單,比表面看到的要複雜…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不像表面那么简单,比表面看到的要复杂…
(Definition of be more to this than meets the eye from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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