a bit rich

a bit rich

Rather ironic or hypocritical. You think I'm cheapskate? That's a bit rich, considering you've never helped pay the rent or any of the bills in this house. I find it a bit rich that the politicians supporting this tax cut to the richest portion of the population would claim that it is for the benefit of the working class.
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a bit rich

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If you say that someone's criticism is a bit rich, you mean that they themselves are guilty of the same fault. Gil says that women can't keep secrets. That's a bit rich, coming from him.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

a bit rich

used to refer to something that causes ironic amusement or indignation.
1998 Times It is also a bit rich for Mr Hames to reprove Buckingham Palace for its ‘new, slick, emphasis on presentation’, while speaking for the organisation that invented ‘rebranding Britain’.
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