>Not as simple as it looks
>More complex or difficult than first imagined
>More to something than appears
>Some hidden quantities, significance, facts, or motives
>Appearances can be deceiving
Meets the eye’ alludes to something that can be physically seen. So, when we add “more than,” it suggests that there are hidden depths yet to be revealed. It can be used in positive or negative connotations.
>I had done some research, but there’s more to the subject than meets the eye
>It looked like a simple accident, but the detective suspected that there was more to the situation than met the eye