more than meets the eye

Definition of more than meets the eye

:more (to something) than there appears to be at first
  • There is more to this proposal than meets the eye.

Word by Word Definitions

more play
  1. : greater

  2. : additional, further

  1. : in addition

  2. : moreover

  3. : to a greater or higher degree

  1. : a greater quantity, number, or amount

  2. : something additional : an additional amount

  3. : persons of higher rank

  1. : additional persons or things or a greater amount

meet play meets
  1. : to come into the presence of : find

  2. : to come together with especially at a particular time or place

  3. : to come into contact or conjunction with : join

  1. : the act of assembling for a hunt or for competitive sports

  2. : a competition in which individuals match skills

  1. : precisely adapted to a particular situation, need, or circumstance : very proper

eye play
  1. : a specialized light-sensitive sensory structure of animals that in nearly all vertebrates, most arthropods, and some mollusks is the image-forming organ of sight

  2. : all the visible structures within and surrounding the orbit and including eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows

  3. : the faculty of seeing with eyes

  1. : to fix the eyes on : look at

  2. : contemplate, consider

  3. : to watch or study closely


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