embarrassment of riches
An overabundance of something, too much of a good thing, as in All four of them have their own cars but there's no room in the driveway—an embarrassment of riches. This term originated in 1738 as John Ozell's translation of a French play, L'Embarras des richesses (1726).
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The Dallas Cowboys sell out their state-of-the art football stadium.
And that realization comes at the cost of severe, public embarrassment for many, including the victim/proposed.
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The riches of the unjust shall be dried up like a river, and shall pass away with a noise like a great thunder in rain.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Thus all about us is the moving and shifting spectacle of riches and poverty, side by side, inextricable.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
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Hereupon he was caused much embarrassment and discomfiture, for of the three girls, he knew not which one was Irene.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
But Lessard's a overbearin' son-of-a-gun all round, and he's always breakin' out in a new place.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair