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There is an expression in my language whose literal translation would be: it's not a lot (it could have been worse.) We use this expression after some accident takes place and we realize that the damage is not much. For example: a running child falls down but only scrapes his knee a bit your car is hit by something hard but it's only the bumper, etc Could you please tell me if there is anything native speakers say when they want to say that the damage is not much?

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@Toaha posted:

There is an expression in my language whose literal translation would be: it's not a lot (it could have been worse.) We use this expression after some accident takes place and we realize that the damage is not much. For example: a running child falls down but only scrapes his knee a bit your car is hit by something hard but it's only the bumper, etc Could you please tell me if there is anything native speakers say when they want to say that the damage is not much?

Hi, Toaha—I'd be interested to know what your native language is, if you'd like to share. As you seem already to know, "It could have been worse" is one of the things we can say in that circumstance. Conversationally, we often say, "It's not a big deal," "No big deal," or "It isn't the end of the world."

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