Definition of the understatement of the year
- "I may have overreacted a little." "That's the understatement of the year!"
: to represent as less than is the case
: to state or present with restraint especially for effect
: the period of about 3651/4 solar days required for one revolution of the earth around the sun
: the time required for the apparent sun to return to an arbitrary fixed or moving reference point in the sky
: the time in which a planet completes a revolution about the sun
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