Student or Learner
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?
We hear that you lightly admonished intelligence chief Valeriy Khoroshkovskyi after this incident, to put it mildly. Is that true?
putt it mildly = understate, say without exaggeration
Thank you for your efforts.
In this case the punishment should have been harsher or more severe.