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.

Examples of more than meets the eye in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most new soccer bettors will look to goal differential as a way of separating certain sides, but there’s usually more than meets the eye with teams’ base statistics. Nick Hennion, Chicago Tribune, 4 Oct. 2022 Like so much in Chinatown, there’s more than meets the eye at Ting’s. Lisa Wong MacAbasco, Vogue, 5 May 2021 Is Rory just a jokester or is there a little bit more than meets the eye? Abbey White, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 June 2023 A lot of times, abnormal lip colors are more than meets the eye—they’re also about a reclamation of sorts. Kristen Bateman, Harper's BAZAAR, 1 June 2023 There’s more than meets the eye — and nose — at the La Brea Tar Pits. Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov. 2022 Most know the basic details of the Epstein case, but there is more than meets the eye. Abby Dupes, Town & Country, 28 June 2022 And for those who do enjoy the Fresh Quarter, Freedia says there’s more than meets the eye than the main strip on Bourbon. Essence, 20 Apr. 2022 Clips from the film then flash across the scene, showing all the fun, hijinks and drama that takes place filming amid strict COVID-19 protocols, before it is hinted that there is more than meets the eye for each of the actors on the movie's set. Nicholas Rice,, 4 Mar. 2022

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