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I'm uncertain with the meaning of the bold-phrase below:
"It's your brother's letter," I said.
"Yes, his last. I want you to keep it," she said.
"Why?" I said. It was a weird gift, to say the least.
Does it mean "the smallest gift" or?
Thanks for your help :)
Incidentally, 'to say the least' is not a phrasal verb.
Thanks Mr.riquecohen :) That really helps.
It's almost as if someone is angry with you and they don't tell you why, because they don't want to be mean/rude. So someone might say " to say the least"... when they don't want to go into any more detail about the matter.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.