a (damn) sight too (something)

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a (damn) sight too (something)

Used to indicate an excessive amount or degree (of something or some quality). "Damn" is used to emphasize this excessiveness. There are a damn sight too many people in this town looking from handouts now that I've struck it rich. Don't you think you're being a sight too strict with the children?
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a (damn, etc.) sight too ˈgood, too ˈmuch, etc.

(informal) much too good, etc: There’s a damn sight too much rubbish on TV.
See also: sight
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Reverence for what somebody said is a stultifying quality: there's a damned sight too much reverence in the world.
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