One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The details of a matter are its most problematic aspect.
- ‘Beware, the devil's in the detail - set out the facts as clearly as possible and keep your letter short and to the point.’
- ‘Well, again, Susan, the key here is the devil is in the details.’
- ‘This is fraught with difficulties because the devil will be in the detail of the new contract due to be negotiated with the IHCA.’
- ‘While welcoming the support, the fishing industry's president says the devil's in the detail, but $10 million is not enough.’
- ‘But the devil's in the detail - Sky has won four new live packages, which include live games on Saturday lunchtime and Saturday afternoons.’
- ‘This sounds like we could be going in the right direction at last, but, as ever, the devil's in the detail.’
- ‘As Sian Flynn explains, the devil's in the detail.’
- ‘She also welcomes the government's package, but she says the devil's in the detail.’
- ‘To use a common expression ‘the devil is in the detail’.’
- ‘Once you think you've found the right match, the devil is in the details.’
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