to put it politely


to put it politely
to put it politely spoken phrase
used for saying that you are not criticizing something as much as you could

Your projected sales figures are, to put it politely, merely intelligent guesses.

Thesaurus: ways of making or receiving criticism or blamehyponym to criticize, accuse or blamesynonym
Main entry: politely

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