a bit rich
a bit rich
Rather ironic or hypocritical. You think I'm a 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. You think I'm flaky? That's a bit rich, considering you didn't show up either.
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a bit richINFORMAL
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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a bit richused 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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