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Old February 02, 2012, 07:36 AM
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That's just the tip of the iceberg

Signfica un pedacito de una gran cosa. Quiero saber si hay un dicho igual
en español.

Otro dicho con el mismo sentido en inglés es
...and that's not even the half of it. (se puede decir ¿ni es la mitad de la historia?)
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Eso es sólo la punta del iceberg.
Eso es solamente la punta del iceberg.

To not know half the story = No saber de la misa la media (mitad)
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Old February 02, 2012, 09:51 AM
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I agree with Rusty.

Also:
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...and that's not even the half of it. (se puede decir ¿ni no es ni la mitad de la historia?)
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...and that's not even the half of it.
... y eso es sólo el principio.
... y eso sólo para empezar a hablar.
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Old February 02, 2012, 08:49 PM
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Would Es lo de menos work here, or is that phrase closer to meaning merely "insignificant" without conveying the idea of there being more to come?
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Old February 02, 2012, 09:11 PM
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@Glen: "Es lo de menos" means something is not important, but it could work with a similar meaning, when it's used inside a comparison:

Juan es alcohólico, pero eso es lo de menos; su verdadero problema es que no sabe cómo enfrentar las cosas que le pasan.
Juan is an alcoholic, but that's not what's important; his real problem is that he doesn't know how to face the things that happen to him.

Juan es alcohólico, pero eso es sólo la punta del iceberg...
Juan es alcohólico, pero eso no es ni la mitad del problema...
Juan es alcohólico, pero eso es apenas lo que se ve...
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