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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 say I get exhausted is putting it mildly. I dream about having a good night's sleep which I haven't had for the past 10 years.
To say I am annoyed that the city council can just change districts without putting it to the residents first is putting it mildly.
We are different theologically and liturgically, and that is putting it mildly. Those differences inform both the substance and style of proclamation.
To say I'm shocked is putting it mildly. Tylorstown is a quiet little village where you don't expect something like this to happen.''
Add them to a batter of white flour, sugar, butter, and margarine and "indulgence" is putting it mildly. Each cookie has close to five grams of saturated fat--as much as four strips of bacon.
Like the old song says, "It's easy to remember, but so hard to forget...." After peeking at these Oscar-caliber fashion pitfalls, I'm sure you'll agree that unforgettable is putting it mildly. The envelope, please ...
I've been at meetings where some board decided to buy 50 of some 80 doctors who were being sold by a PPMC that had a little cash flow problem, and little is putting it mildly. People were haggling over the price of a doc.
"To say I am disap-pointed is putting it mildly. John is one of the most honest lads in football and I hope he has not been swayed by other offers.