Значение идиомы scratch the surface

[scratch the surface] {v. phr.} To learn or understand very littleabout something. – Usually used with a limiting adverb.

We thought we understood Africa but when we made a tripthere we found we had only scratched the surface.

High schoolstudents have only scratched the surface of their subjects, and evenafter college graduation, they still find there is much more tolearn.


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