embarrassment of riches


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embarrassment of riches

An overabundance of something, too much of a good thing, as in All four of them have their own cars but there's no room in the driveway-an embarrassment of riches . This term originated in 1738 as John Ozell's translation of a French play, L'Embarras des richesses (1726).
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The great man appears to have an embarrassment of riches at his disposal this season and currently houses the first three in the antepost betting for the St Leger, Derby runner-up Tartan Bearer, Patkai and Conduit.
This event was in many ways a serious embarrassment of riches.
Julio Arca, left, will return to full training in mid week as Gareth Southgate looks forward to having an embarrassment of riches against Aston Villa next weekend.
Anyone who hasn't had the privilege of sampling any of the three titles yet will discover an embarrassment of riches when they open this collector's edition.
The Newmarket handler has an embarrassment of riches in the juvenile fillies' department headed by Misheer, who ran out an impressive winner of the Cherry Hinton Stakes at last week's July meeting.
MICK McCarthy stands to pick from an embarrassment of riches at Blackburn if his internationals come through unscathed over the next 24 hours.
This weekend'sWorld Championships take place without double Paralympic and world champion Anthony Kappes but Britain have an embarrassment of riches in the men's blind and visually-impaired tandem sprint disciplines.
Arsene Wenger's embarrassment of riches with regards to attacking options looks to have forced Podolski to go elsewhere in search of first team football.
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.
It's nice that we are disappointed we haven't shown as much quality and end up getting a 0-0 against a Norwich side that have got the embarrassment of riches of being able to bring [Gary] Hooper and Cameron Jerome off the bench," he said.
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.
The opening night alone features Arcade Fire, Elbow, and Lily Allen on the iconic Pyramid Stage while Saturday's line-up is an embarrassment of riches, with Metallica, Robert Plant, Lana Del Rey and countless others.
NEIL LENNON claims Juventus didn't need to sign Nicolas Anelka because they already have an embarrassment of riches up front.
As 2013 unfolds, there will be an embarrassment of riches to choose from.