to put it mildly

idiom

used to say that a statement is actually an understatement and that the thing referred to is actually larger, more important, more serious, etc.
It was a difficult experience, to put it mildly.

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“To put it mildly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/to%20put%20it%20mildly. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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