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(I've) seen worse.

a noncommittal and not totally negative judgment about something or someone. Alice: How did you like the movie? John: I've seen worse. Bill: What do you think about this weather? Gladys: Seen worse.
See also: seen, worse

negative

n. any drawback or bad thing about someone or something. There are too many negatives associated with your plan.
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Owing to these complications, the simplest type of correspondence is impossible when either negative facts or negative propositions are involved.
The Bank of China's counterparty credit rating was lowered from BBB/Watch Negative to BBB minus/Negative, and the senior unsecured rating was lowered from BBB/Watch Negative to BBB minus/Negative.
Whether the auditor uses positive or negative requests, SAS no.
While on the surface of it, this false negative rate seems alarmingly high, yearly Pap smears should ensure that a timely diagnosis can still be made, given the slow progression of most cervical cancers.
Good teams intentionally use negative space to their advantage: watch Brazil, watch Ajax, watch Virginia.
Confronted with this new evidence two weeks after the caucuses, the Dole campaign admitted a negative phoning campaign.
That such an admitted though unacknowledged service should exist - the translation of the negative into some distinct finality - demonstrates certain, perhaps erroneous preconceptions about where the "photographic" in photography lies.
A fundamental need for psychological coherence compels [depressed individuals] to confirm their negative self-concept and seek out information that makes sense in light of their past experiences," Swann argues.
The prominence and centrality of the face in influencing others' judgements of one's attractiveness means that persons with facial disfigurements experience the negative effects of the appearance stereotype outlined above, namely negative judgements regarding employability, marriageability, etc.
They were rated as neutral by 3 percent and negative by none.
Downtown saw just 90,000 SF of negative net absorption last month, bolstered by 30,000 SF of positive net absorption in the World Financial Center submarket.
The Service, before its recent correction, appears to have been taking an inconsistent position on this question, with the consequence that a positive and negative Sec.
When Democrats raise questions about his past personal money woes, he dismisses them as negative campaigning, suggesting his opaque financial past has no bearing on public policy decisions.
School-age students with disabilities often have negative school experiences related to their having a disability, and school counselors, administrators, and teachers can help to create more positive school experiences that promote their academic, career, and personal/social growth.