What is the term for describing the following sort of phrases used to humoristically, and almost affectionately, describe someone who is obviously well known to be superb in their field?
Referring to a famous accomplished sports star: I guess you could say he's pretty good at throwing a ball.
Referring to a supermodel: Yeah, she's not too hard on the eyes.
Referring to a genius moviemaker: He's got some skills at spinning a tale.
These, as opposed to saying something straightforward such as:
Referring to a famous accomplished sports star: He's an amazing athlete and throws like no other.
Referring to a supermodel: Her beauty is unmatched in the world of modeling.
Referring to a genius moviemaker: The movies he's produced set the standard in the industry.