I just want to confirm that when somebody says " it is hardly unexpected" does he actually mean that "it is expected"?
What a useful expression 'more or less' is. It's the perfect answer for some of the questions we receive.
I decided against replying to this question because I didn't know how not to use this expression.
Litotes? What a fabulous word.
George Carlin once quipped that answering "How are you?" with "I'm not unwell, thank you" really ticks people off cause you force them to have to figure it out for themselves.