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scratch/scrape the surface

to deal with only a very small part 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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