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an embarrassment of riches
Too much or more than enough of a desired or needed thing. There are so many stellar applicants for the job that we can't choose between them—it's truly an embarrassment of riches.
blush with (an emotion)
To have a red face while feeling a particular emotion (which is stated after "with"). I blushed with embarrassment when the teacher caught me not paying attention in class and yelled at me.
See also: blush
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?
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?
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).