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Meaning of “to say the least” in the English Dictionary

"to say the least" in British English

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to say the least

C1 used to show that what you are ​describing is in ​fact much more ​serious or ​important than you have ​suggested: It's going to be ​awkward, to say the least.
(Definition of to say the least from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"to say the least" in American English

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to say the least

to not ​describe something in the ​strongest way you could, often in ​order to be ​polite: The ​dinner was not ​tasty, to say the least.
(Definition of to say the least from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “to say the least”
in Chinese (Simplified) 至少可以说…
in Chinese (Traditional) 至少可以說…
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