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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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RSPCA inspector Nicky Foster said: "To say I am angry about this is putting it mildly.
To call this a waste of time and tax dollars is putting it mildly, but what better way to put a thumb in the eye of American taxpayers than to use their money to further the aims of Third World separatists?
To say I am annoyed that the city council can just change districts without putting it to the residents first is putting it mildly.
Add them to a batter of white flour, sugar, butter, and margarine and "indulgence" is putting it mildly.
After peeking at these Oscar-caliber fashion pitfalls, I'm sure you'll agree that unforgettable is putting it mildly.
Hubris is putting it mildly, says bioengineering critic Jeremy Rifkin.
To say that their relationship is tortured is putting it mildly.
To say these teams don't like each other is putting it mildly.
To say saves on penalties are rare in the World Cup is putting it mildly.
Saying we're hemmed in is putting it mildly,'' said Councilwoman Rita Walters.