Definition: the details are very complicated; things look nice on the surface, but the details are bad

Examples:

The new building looks nice, but the landlord might be trying to trick us. Read the contract carefully. The devil is in the details.

I thought the agreement sounded good. However, later that day, when I read it closer, I realized it wasn’t a good deal. The devil was in the details.

About Matt Krause

Matt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, Bucharest, and Sofia for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank, and Reckitt Benckiser. He also walked across Turkey and wrote a book about it.