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Meaning of “scratch/scrape the surface” in the English Dictionary

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scratch/scrape the surface

to ​deal with only a very ​smallpart of a ​subject or a ​problem: There's ​far more to be said - I've only had ​time to ​scratch the surface in this ​talk. The ​amount of ​aid that has been ​offered is ​hardly going to ​scratch the surface of the ​problem.
(Definition of scratch/scrape the surface from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “scratch/scrape the surface”
in Chinese (Simplified) 仅触及问题的表面…
in Chinese (Traditional) 僅觸及問題的表面…
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