to put it mildly

Definition of to put it mildly

  1. —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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  an option to sell a specified amount of a security (as a stock) or commodity (as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set


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WORD OF THE DAY

clearly seen through or understood

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