a little (bit) (too) rich for (one's) blood

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a little (bit) (too) rich for (one's) blood

1. Characterized by an affluence or opulence that one finds unpleasant or distasteful. I felt like they turned an event meant to celebrate people's accomplishments into a sinful display of excess and material wealth. It was all a little bit too rich for my blood, to be honest. I grew up in a pretty poor part of town, so it's what I'm more familiar and comfortable with. Even when I started earning more money, I just found the well-to-do neighborhoods to be a little bit rich for my blood.
2. Costing more money than one has available; overly expensive. It was definitely a beautiful city, but it was a little rich for my blood. A: "Do you want to come with us to Disney World next summer?" B: "Sorry, a little too rich for my blood, I'm afraid."
3. Too fatty, heavy, or sweet for one's taste or health. A: "Would you like to try some of my risotto?" B: "No thanks, it's a little bit rich for my blood. My doctor says I should cut down on cholesterol." I've found as I've gotten older that those sorts of foods are getting to be a little too rich for my blood.
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