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More than meets the eye

Posted by Bob on October 12, 2002

In Reply to: Phrase posted by Bernie on October 12, 2002

: What does "More then meets the eye" mean? Where does it come from? Doesn't it mean there might be something shady about the situation or person.

: Please respond!

: Thank You,
: Bernie

While it will occasionally mean something shady or menacing, it doesn't always mean that. It could also be used to mean the person or situation is more complex, or more interesting, or more meaningful than it would appear at first glance. Which of these is meant depends on tone of voice and context.