That's putting it mildly

That's putting it mildly

That is an understatement. That's saying it without any exaggeration. A: "Gosh, it is downright balmy out!" B: "That's putting it mildly! I feel like I'm melting!" The new manager is a bit of a hothead—and that's putting it mildly!
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Elvis and his crafty, manager Colonel Tom Parker, were on to some thing, and that's putting it mildly.
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I am not exactly an aficionado of closure; that's putting it mildly,'' Netanyahu said.