Main definitions of too much of a good thing in English

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too much of a good thing1

phrase

  • Used in reference to the fact that something that is generally desirable or beneficial can be detrimental or unpleasant if experienced excessively.

    ‘an overabundance of any of the B vitamins can be too much of a good thing’
    • ‘Three discs might seem like too much of a good thing, but I was never frustrated by this set.’
    • ‘Too much of a good thing can often be a waste—or even a downright pollutant.’
    • ‘Such emphasis may prove too much of a good thing.’
    • ‘Use a dab of cologne, not half the bottle—there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.’
    • ‘This opens the door for more weirdness for weirdness's sake, but sometimes, that can be too much of a good thing.’

Main definitions of too much of a good thing in English

: too much of a good thing1too much of a good thing2

too much of a good thing2

  • : an excessive, and hence detrimental, amount of something which is desirable and beneficial in moderation.