to say the least for learners of EnglishPowered by COBUILD
You can use to say the least to suggest that a situation is actually much more extreme or serious than you say it is. [emphasis] ⇒ Accommodation was basic to say the least. ⇒ Some members of the public can be a bit abusive to say the least.
The victim's expression seemedinappropriate, to say the least.Wright, L R SLEEP WHILE I SINGPart of that had involved attempts to undermine those beliefs, and sometimes the results had been unsettling, to say the least.Val McDermid THE LAST TEMPTATIONSince then, correspondence had been sporadic to say the least.Jenny Colgan LOOKING FOR ANDREW MCCARTHYA transition to Jennings wasn't going to be easy for her, to say the least.Olivia Goldsmith INSIDERS