to say the least

idiom

used to emphasize a statement
She was not happy, to say the least.

Examples of to say the least in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s been an interesting few years in the watch industry to say the least. Cait Bazemore, Robb Report, 13 Mar. 2024 The red carpet look was très cool, to say the least. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 6 Mar. 2024 The notion that Sora and other similar software could lower the barriers to entry for creating premium video content on a computer that once required spending millions on sets, cameras, actors and more is disruptive, to say the least. Andrew Wallenstein, Variety, 28 Feb. 2024 Seeing the beauty icon forgo foundation and eyeliner in front of so many cameras—with a huge smile on her face—was refreshing, to say the least. Jenna Ryu, SELF, 22 Feb. 2024 One of our editors was matcha-hesitant, to say the least, and has found a new favorite weekend drink in the form of the new Iced Lavender Cream Oatmilk Matcha. Lauren Phillips, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 Mar. 2024 The number of products designed to protect and enhance the skin on our faces is robust, to say the least. Hannah Baxter, Allure, 5 Mar. 2024 In addition, bequeathing property abroad can be complicated, to say the least. Liz Weston, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Feb. 2024 Carpenter has a history of getting on giant Roosevelt elk, and this bull was very special to say the least. Dac Collins, Outdoor Life, 7 Feb. 2024

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“To say the least.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/to%20say%20the%20least. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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