embarrassment of riches

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An abundance or overabundance of something; too much of a good thing.

Etymology:

  • From John Ozell's 1738 translation of a French play, L'Embarras des richesses by Léonor Jean Christine Soulas d'Allainval.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

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