Embarrassment of riches

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An embarrassment of riches is an idiom that means an overabundance of something, or too much of a good thing, that originated in 1738 as John Ozell's translation of a French play, L'Embarras des richesses (1726), by Léonor Jean Christine Soulas d'Allainval.

Example: "All four of them have their own cars but there's no room in the driveway—an embarrassment of riches".

The idiom is also the title of other works:


  1. ^ Louis K. Anspacher, other works at the Imdb