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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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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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So it's a bit rich of him to accuse Alan Donnelly of having prejudices.
It's a bit rich of a government that is spending only a pittance on cycle and walking routes and local authorities are letting our footpaths get in bad condition.
So when I hear a pampered, well-paid MP moaning, it's a bit rich.
But it's a bit rich of a man made obscenely wealthy by TV producers to bemoan his plight.
I THOUGHT it a bit rich of asylum seekers to hold a protest in Queens Square, Middlesbrough, calling for "an end to roomsharing" leaving some of them having to share rooms with strangers (The Gazette 05.03.18).
I think that is a bit rich when there are 27 in the round and the vast majority have never ever been to the bar but are glad to get plenty of free drinks down them.
KYLE WALKER'S claim that Spurs don't have the edge to win trophies after joining Manchester City was a bit rich.
A BIT rich, wasn't it, the letter from Andy Harrison criticising Michelle Morgan for writing that Frankel raced against only "two decent horses" in his career?
FOR someone who used to change channels by lobbing tellies out of hotel windows, it was a bit rich of old stoner Keith Richards to warn us not to "adjust our sets," as he interrupted BBC Four's normal schedule with his pirate broadcast The Lost Weekend.
IT was a bit rich of Brian Christley to stick the boot into Carwyn Jones (Letters 5/7/16).
But it was a bit rich of Obama to demand Cuba look at its human rights when on the same island the US has Guantanamo Bay!
Tom Rippeth It is a bit rich for the Lib Dems to complain.
Diego Costa's snooze jibe at his teammates was a bit rich given his own performances, but we're not sleeping on Chelsea here.
It's a bit rich, bearing in mind some of the things the members of Ukip have said, for their leader to say they have crossed the line."