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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.
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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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