Praising with faint damns

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Terminology introduced into the Wittertainment lexicon by a listener who offered their thoughts on The Dark Knight Rises in a week when Al Murray was the stand-in Simon Mayo. Said listener said TDKR was the least good of Christopher Nolan's films, but that this was "praising with faint damns" given the quality of Nolan's overall work. Murray was very taken with the phrase.