devil is in the detail

Devil is in the detail
When people say that the devil in the detail, they mean that small things in plans and schemes that are often overlooked can cause serious problems later on.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • devil is in the detail —    When people say that the devil in the detail, they mean that small things in plans and schemes that are often overlooked can cause serious problems later on.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Devil is in the detail —   When people say that the devil in the detail, they mean that small things in plans and schemes that are often overlooked can cause serious problems later on …   Dictionary of English idioms

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  • devil — /ˈdɛvəl / (say devuhl) noun 1. (in Jewish, Christian and Islamic theologies) a. (sometimes upper case) the supreme spirit of evil and enemy of God; Satan. b. a subordinate evil spirit at enmity with God, and having power to afflict humankind both …   Australian English dictionary

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