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Okay, so that sounds like damning with faint praise, but we are talking legends here.
I think that's what you call damning with faint praise
That may sound like damning with faint praise but it's as far as I'm willing to go.
But then that last statement is possibly damning with faint praise.
The interviewees come from varying stages of careers: there are intense young persons posing with cigarettes or assorted Eurotrash style accessories, highly suitable for inclusion in a book printed on astonishingly glossy paper; there are Perrault and Markli (neither of whom has anything interesting to say); and there are three delightful pages of the damning with faint praise of Koolhaas by Zenghelis and Gigantes, which are a jo y to read and should be posted up in huge print in every architecture school.
Damning with faint praise, spreading rumors, and mocking people behind their backs are others.
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.