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He said: "When we win we are being damned with faint praise, because people expect us to play great all the time now.
But ``Little Manhattan,'' written by Jennifer Flackett and directed by Mark Levin (the team behind ``Wimbledon,'' but don't let that scare you away), doesn't need to be damned with faint praise.
A TIGHTENING of the rules on the use of raceday drugs in Kentucky has been damned with faint praise by the Jockey Club after its welfare director Dr Peter Webbon insisted the United States remained badly out of step with the world's other major racing authorities, writes Graham Green.
Meanwhile, advances in adult stem cell and other non-embryonic regenerative treatments were either ignored or damned with faint praise.
Most of them were apparently named either Mary or Elizabeth and almost all of whom were autodidactic, eccentric aristocrats, with the exception of Katherine Phillips whose manuscript career was used to classify her as a modest, trembling "coterie" writer, afraid to publish, whose sentimental French-style lyrics are damned with faint praise for its "attenuated prettiness" in anthologies for American undergraduates.
Damned with faint praise after beating Japan, as their opponents were on a four-day turnaround, but Scotland were good and will win this too.
THE Audi TT coupe has often been damned with faint praise as a driver's car but the latest TTS demands respect.
He was damned with faint praise when delegates gave him a halfhearted 15-second round of applause.
But, as a coach, he arrived in London damned with faint praise as a disciplinarian whose methods laid a heavy emphasis on fitness and endurance.