Definition of a bit much in English:

a bit much

phrase

informal
  • Somewhat excessive or unreasonable:

    ‘his earnestness can be a bit much’
    • ‘The picture above with all the limousines is maybe a bit much, but hey, that's just the kind of place it is.’
    • ‘I knew Labour Ministers lie a bit, but accusing two ministers in one week of hypocrisy is a bit much.’
    • ‘D'you reckon red fishnet sleeves are a bit much for the first day back?’
    • ‘It may have been a bit much to expect Dixon to visit the jazz clubs or to go up to Harlem to listen to some blues, but there was plenty else to do and see.’
    • ‘To describe his uncritical account of the official view as ‘an investigation’ is a bit much.’
    • ‘While still a beautiful location, the over-the-top glitz of St. Tropez is a bit much.’
    • ‘I think he's trying to insert some humour into what could be a dull text, but the persistent labeling is a bit much.’
    • ‘Though I sometimes find Margo a bit much, at least she has something to contribute.’
    • ‘I've been in trouble in the past but a three-year ban is a bit much.’
    • ‘The pregnancy storyline was a bit much and definitely unneeded although it added depth to Dan's family life.’
    • ‘It probably was a bit much to ask them to do it all over again.’
    • ‘I've also realised that I quite like having people about, as long as I have a room to hide out in when it gets a bit much.’
    • ‘If that brings attention that gets a bit much now and again that's something I'll have to learn to deal with.’
    • ‘I will go out for him for the sake of research but really 3 calls in 2 days is a bit much since we haven't even had a date yet!’
    • ‘I don't know exactly what to call what I've just been through in the last 24 hours, but it's all a bit much.’
    • ‘When the tourists pour in to see the autumn leaves, traffic on Skyline Drive can be a bit much.’
    • ‘Yes, all this red wine as emblem and object of worship may get a bit much, of course.’
    • ‘Mind you, while they deserve harsh punishment, nine years might be a bit much.’
    • ‘To say that we developed a keen interest in the subject might be stretching credibility a bit much.’
    • ‘I knew drink was dear in the South but 80 euro for a pint of Harp is a bit much.’
    unacceptable, intolerable, insufferable, unsatisfactory, undesirable, unreasonable, objectionable, insupportable
    not on, out of order, out, not quite the done thing, too much
    a bit thick, a bit off, off, not cricket
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