Definition of “be more to sth than meets the eye” - English Dictionary

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“be more to sth than meets the eye” in British English

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be more to sth 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.

(Definition of “be more to sth than meets the eye” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)