the understatement of the year

noun phrase

used of a statement that makes something seem much smaller, much less important, etc., than it really is
"I may have overreacted a little." "That's the understatement of the year!"

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Recent Examples on the Web To call my husband picky might be the understatement of the year. Ariel Scotti, Travel + Leisure, 19 June 2023

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“The understatement of the year.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20understatement%20of%20the%20year. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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