embarrassment of riches

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: a very large number of things from which to choose With so many fine restaurants in the city, diners are faced with an embarrassment of riches.

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“Embarrassment of riches.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embarrassment%20of%20riches. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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