to say the least


to say the least
to say the least
at the very least; without overemphasizing the subject; to put it mildly.

We were not at all pleased with her work—to say the least.

When they had an accident, they were upset to say the least.

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{v. phr.} To understate; express as mildly as possible. * /After all we did for him, his behavior toward us, to say the least, was a poor way to show his appreciation./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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