embarrassment of riches

noun phrase

: 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.

Examples of embarrassment of riches in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Often bypassed by international visitors for other European cities, Antwerp offers an embarrassment of riches in a compact city at the crossroads of Europe. Mary Winston Nicklin, Condé Nast Traveler, 2 Apr. 2024 While anything can happen on Sunday evening, the fact remains that the 49ers, despite their clunky, inconsistent first-half play in the postseason, still boast an embarrassment of riches on the roster. Gabe Zaldivar, USA TODAY, 9 Feb. 2024 Tennessee Titans: Malik Nabers, WR, LSU New coach Brian Callahan comes from Cincinnati, which enjoyed an embarrassment of riches at wide receiver during his time there. C.j. Doon, Baltimore Sun, 5 Feb. 2024 This embarrassment of riches can make shopping an overwhelming and costly experience. Baze Mpinja, Allure, 8 Feb. 2024 The Connecticut arts scene brings you an embarrassment of riches this week. Christopher Arnott, Hartford Courant, 13 Jan. 2024 In fact, in an embarrassment of riches, the world now has two. Maryn McKenna, WIRED, 9 Oct. 2023 Defensive line: The Jets have an embarrassment of riches on their defensive line, which was demonstrated in the shutout victory over the Panthers on Saturday. Antwan Staley, Hartford Courant, 18 Aug. 2023 The New York cultural season is in full swing and the offerings are an embarrassment of riches. William Li, Town & Country, 9 June 2023

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“Embarrassment of riches.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embarrassment%20of%20riches. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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