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More than meets the eye

DEFINITION

Hidden intentions. Unspoken or unseen traits, usually sinister. The phrase proposes that hidden processes are afoot and you need to become aware of them. (Compare to More at stake.)

“Our new neighbor never lets his wife speak so I believe there is more than meet the eyes about them.”

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