To say that the scene in Cairo is a far cry from New York would be an understatement.
In an understatement, Dwight Normile, editor of International Gymnast magazine, said of Khorkina: “She was very unique.”
To say that these people are more dedicated to U.S. politics than Americans is an understatement.
“ Sex and the City loves labels,” she said, in the understatement of the century.
Displaying his usual gift for understatement, Glenn Beck called her “a monster.”
I perceived Wenceslaus, in a moment of understatement, to be more than a little disaffected.
Taken literally, however, it was an understatement of the facts and wholly insincere.
The dryness in his tone was a paragraph of comment on my understatement.
Many times was an understatement, Latham thought wretchedly.
He is given rather to understatement than overstatement of facts—a cool, level-headed observer.
A form of irony in which something is intentionally represented as less than it is: “Hank Aaron was a pretty good ball player.”