be too much (for one)

be too much (for one)

1. To be superior to someone or something. We played a good game, but their offense was just too much for us.
2. To be overwhelming for someone to do. Come on, you just had the flu—going back to work might be too much for you right now.
3. To be a source of irritation. In this usage, "be too much" is often a set phrase. Your boss's constant demands are just too much—you really need to resign.
See also: much

be too ˈmuch (for somebody)


1 be stronger or better than somebody; beat somebody: Cambridge were too much for Oxford in the boat race this year.
2 be more than somebody is able to do: A cycling holiday would be too much for an unfit person like me.
3 used for showing that somebody/something annoys you: His rudeness towards her is just too much.
See also: much