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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “scratch/scrape the surface”

scratch/scrape the surface

to deal with only a very small part of a subject or a problem
仅触及问题的表面
There's far more to be said - I've only had time to scratch the surface in this talk.
要说的还有很多——由于时间关系,这次我只能粗略地谈一下。
The amount of aid which has been offered is hardly going to scratch the surface of the problem.
所提供的救援物资很少,对于解决问题只是杯水车薪。
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