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Damning with faint praise, spreading rumors, and mocking people behind their backs are others.
This is surely damning with faint praise and suggests that even the author is not fully convinced by his effort to reconcile the rough-riding Roosevelt who wrote The Winning of the West with the Roosevelt who helped Francis Leupp protect Indian arts and music.
Personally, and at the risk of damning with faint praise, I've seen a lot worse in a Dons shirt this last season.
We were interested to see that some of the comments about usefulness were more akin to negative positives, damning with faint praise.
But for everyone else - which, it's safe to say probably won't be families with young children looking for an alternative to Mario Kart despite the giddy abandon of vehicular mayhem that brings - it may seem rather like damning with faint praise.
Funnier than say, Katy Brand's Big Ass Show, although that's as near a dictionary definition of damning with faint praise as you're likely to get.
To say this effort was better than the ones they turned in against Harlequins last week and Saracens the week before is the very definition of damning with faint praise.
TO SAY that Bilash is the gem in Wolverhampton's culinary crown sounds rather like damning with faint praise - a bit like saying Monty Panesar is the best spin bowler that England possesses.