one too many


: too many alcoholic drinks
He had one too many at the bar last night.

Examples of one too many in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two All-Star point guards on the floor was one too many, so Westbrook volunteered to move to the bench, a move that brought the season’s tagline: sacrifice. Janis Carr, Orange County Register, 19 Apr. 2024 But Suu Kyi’s second electoral victory was apparently one too many for Min Aung Hlaing, the country’s politically ambitious commander in chief. Timothy McLaughlin, The Atlantic, 4 Apr. 2024 That happened one too many times, however, and Garner dropped him with a single punch. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 8 Apr. 2024 Flashbacks to Kid’s origins as a desperate child who witnessed his mother’s death and his village’s destruction get replayed one too many times, slowing the plot’s momentum. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, 5 Apr. 2024 Mary nurses her grief with a perennial mug of whiskey and breaks down crying after one too many in the movie’s most heart-wrenching scene. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 3 Jan. 2024 But after falling prey to one too many lecherous interactions, including with her incel stepbrother Brad (Will Connolly), Dawn’s feminine rage takes over and she transitions from cherubic church leader to murderous siren. Brittani Samuel, Washington Post, 20 Mar. 2024 The film starts off as a straight homage to Herrington’s film peppered with one too many meta textual references. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Mar. 2024 Every single preventable illness, complication, hospitalization or death from measles is one too many. Discover Magazine, 8 Mar. 2024

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“One too many.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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