an embarrassment of riches

an embarrassment of riches

(slightly formal)
more of something good or pleasant than you need The Internet presents us with an embarrassment of riches when you want information, but how much of it is accurate?
See also: embarrassment, of, riches

an embarrassment of riches

  (formal)
if you have an embarrassment of riches, you have more of something than you need and this makes it difficult for you to make a choice This club has an embarrassment of riches. All their players are good, so who do they pick for their side?
See also: embarrassment, of, riches
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After last year's drought, it's an embarrassment of riches.
We have an embarrassment of riches here for molecular archaeologists," he says.
With such an embarrassment of riches as this volume offers, providing a tour of its contents would be a hopeless task.
COMPARED to his Cardiff City counterpart Russell Slade, Gary Rowett has not quite an embarrassment of riches but definitely a wealth of options at his disposal this weekend.
The winger says the Gunners have such an embarrassment of riches they top the strikers who spearheaded arguably Wenger's greatest side - the 2004 Invincibles.
Aidan O'Brien has an embarrassment of riches for 2015, including Ol' Man River, who was duly cut to 8-1 joint-favourite, from 14-1, with Ladbrokes for the Investec Derby and to 10-1 (from 16s) for the Qipco 2000 Guineas.
Saturday's line-up is an embarrassment of riches, with Metallica, Robert Plant, Lana Del Rey and countless others ready to take the South West of England by storm.
NEIL LENNON claims Juventus didn't need to sign Nicolas Anelka because they already have an embarrassment of riches up front.
Kay Cannon's script, adapted loosely from the book by Mickey Rapkin, is truly an embarrassment of riches, peppered with deliciously tart one-liners.
KAUTO Star may be nicely tucked up in his box enjoying retirement, but Paul Nicholls could still have an embarrassment of riches come Boxing Day at Kempton.
It was an embarrassment of riches for Love whose side are 8-11 favourites with Hills to regain the trophy.
STEPHEN ROCHE believes an embarrassment of riches could have a detrimental impact on Team Sky's Tour de France hopes this summer.
City chief Mancini has an embarrassment of riches at his disposal and often juggles his side.
Only two of Madrid's starting line-up from the cup final began that match, and with an almost full squad available for tonight's match - Ricardo Carvalho is suspended and Sami Khedira injured - Jose Mourinho has an embarrassment of riches at his disposal as he looks to move a step closer to becoming the first coach to conquer Europe with three different clubs.
Few counties have such an embarrassment of riches as Hampshire: Winchester (city, cathedral, St Cross hospital and school) famous country houses (Broadlands, The Vyne, Highclere, Stratfield Saye et al.