The phrase "damning with faint praise
" sprung instantly to mind.
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
. In reality it couldn't have been worse.
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.
Making him 3-1 favourite for the St Leger was a case of damning with faint praise
Admittedly, I'd poured scorn on the belief Chelsea were good enough to win the title and compounded that by damning with faint praise
their performance on the first day of the season when they'd come back in the dying minutes against Charlton.
But then that last statement is possibly damning with faint praise
In the interests of fairness, we ignored the numerous signs proclaiming the pub to be `winner of the toilet of the year award, 1990', which seemed a case of damning with faint praise
. Instead, we started to think about our empty stomachs.
As Claire continues: "In the absence of Paul Gascoigne, Gemmill carries the mantle of most talented midfielder on Everton's books." And if that's not damning with faint praise
, what is?
If that seemed rather like damning with faint praise
, Lehmann faced a tough battle in that the defence ahead of him lacked Sol Campbell, Ashley Cole and Lauren.
If ever I saw an article damning with faint praise
it was James Willoughby's
James doesn't need damning with faint praise
like ''he was magnificent against Everton.'' He needs a rest away from the front line, somewhere where he can recover the confidence that put him in the England team.