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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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Negative campaigning is an issue across the country this fall, in campaigns from Massachusetts to Hawaii and in races down the ballot from U.
Although many researchers found that people in general possess negative attitudes toward individuals with disabilities (Gething, LaCour, & Wheeler, 1994; Yuker, 1994), much of the research provided comparisons of only one group of individuals to another without identifying attitudes as positive or negative.
In coproculture, this microorganism is probably not diagnosed: it was initially identified as normal aerobic flora because it was oxidase negative.
6 points in August, with the index slipping into negative territory for the third time this year.
This fear is reinforced when avoidance behaviors result in the need for emergency care, which enhances the negative self perceptions, thereby reinforcing avoidance behavior.
A negative synergy is possible if the coagulant over-charges the system, causing a desorption and loss of efficiency of short loop additives.
of negative net absorption was the result of several large units that had been on the market, but which were not available for occupancy until October.
We consider a framework for detection and judgment of evidence of well-characterized hazards, using the concepts of sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, and negative predictive value that are well established for medical diagnosis.
There are essential steps that you must take to produce a negative, and most of it has to do with science.
Many variables exist in the battle against the negative influences of stress.
Taxpayers may now deduct the entire amount of negative Sec.
Negative assertiveness typically involves trying to live as an adult before one has reached the adult stage, and typically involves the "get rich quick" mode for operation.
com, was forced to close its doors, Salomon Smith Barney analyst Tim Albright told the press: "They got a lot of usage, but they were generating a negative gross profit on every item they sold.
The negative trend, which will likely continue over the coming year, has already begun to squeeze profits and boost nonperforming assets, S and P said.