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    put it mildly

    Dear teachers,

    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.



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    Re: put it mildly

    In this case the punishment should have been harsher or more severe.

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