to put it politely

idiom

used to indicate that one is saying something in a way that shows good manners
He is not, to put it politely, the best guitar player in the world.

Examples of to put it politely in a Sentence

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“To put it politely.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/to%20put%20it%20politely. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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