seen worse

I've seen worse

Mild praise given to something one has seen or experienced. Sometimes used ironically to indicate that something is actually quite great or remarkable. A: "God, what a terrible movie." B: "Oh, it wasn't so bad. I've seen worse." A: "What a stunning view!" B: "Wow! I've seen worse, that's for sure!"
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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
References in classic literature ?
I see and have seen worse things, and divers things so hideous, that I should neither like to speak of all matters, nor even keep silent about some of them: namely, men who lack everything, except that they have too much of one thing--men who are nothing more than a big eye, or a big mouth, or a big belly, or something else big,--reversed cripples, I call such men.
After all his running down, Bambridge let it out in the course of the evening, when the farmer was absent, that he had seen worse horses go for eighty pounds.
"I've seen worse ones on human shoulders, at any rate," said Mother Rigby.
"He has seen worse things done on the quiet," maintained Carlier, with a hoarse laugh.
Mr Teasdale, owner of Specialist Vermin Control, said: "i have seen worse but the situation in elgin probably ranks at around an eightout-of-10 in seriousness.
We've seen worse times, obviously, but the last year has brought us murders in Pittsburgh and in Poway, Cal., a substantial spike in anti-Semitic graffiti and hate crimes, and a painful internal debate about new members of Congress who seem, to many of us, anti-Semitic.
I have seen worse, but again Billy's nature is what is getting him through that.
Still, in terms of making do, I've seen worse options than this fun singing show.
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After the incident, Lascelles claims that Rafa Benitez's reaction was far from one of fury - rather, he merely told his skipper that he "had seen worse".
Judge Parry said that, after viewing police dashcam footage of the chase, he could understand why an officer said he had not seen worse driving in 14 years in the job.
Parking this is and i"West Midlands Police said it was among the worst cases of bad parking its officers had ever seen - but readers are claiming they've seen worse and have been sending in their pictures as evidence.
I told him not to take too much notice of the Doctor, who would have made a better general than a doctor, and that I had seen worse bulletwounds than what he had which had healed up in a fortnight's time.
A WALTON man was jailed for slamming a speeding motorbike into a BMW before telling police: "I have seen worse on Road Wars."