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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!
to put it mildlyand put it mildly
to understate something; to say something politely. (Note the variation in the examples.) She was angry at almost everyone—to put it mildly. To say she was angry is putting it mildly. To put it mildly, she was enraged.
to put it mildly
without making something seem as bad as it really is The area is not very wealthy, to put it mildly - actually, it's pretty poor.
put it mildly
Understate, say without exaggeration, as in It's a fairly long way to walk, to put it mildly-twenty miles or so. [First half of 1900s]