embarras de richesses

[ahn-ba-rahduh ree-shes]

noun French.

embarrassment of riches; confusing overabundance.

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British Dictionary definitions for embarras de richesses

embarras de richesses


Also: embarras de choix (də ʃwa) a superfluous abundance of options, from which one finds it difficult to select

Word Origin for embarras de richesses

C18: literally: embarrassment of riches
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