Definition of embarrassment of riches (or choice) in US English:

embarrassment of riches (or choice)

phrase

  • More options or resources than one knows what to do with.

    ‘picking a highlight from such an embarrassment of riches is hard’
    ‘there is an embarrassment of intellectual riches in the two anthologies’
    ‘as consumers we have an embarrassment of choice’
    • ‘Minor affluence is a far cry from what I'd call "an embarrassment of riches."’
    • ‘He has come full bloom at the time Indian cricket has an embarrassment of riches.’
    • ‘This collection of gems puts him in that happy predicament the French call "an embarrassment of choices."’
    • ‘In short, what we have here is an astonishing wealth and stylistic range of soundscapes, quite literally an embarrassment of riches.’
    • ‘From being an embarrassment up front, they have an embarrassment of riches.’
    • ‘Suddenly, the selectors who hardly knew where to turn earlier in the season have an embarrassment of riches.’
    • ‘Turning to his bibliography, a rigorous catalogue of debates in book and periodical, we face an embarrassment of choice.’
    • ‘What at first seems to be nothing more than a contractual obligation thing is actually an embarrassment of riches.’
    • ‘Given the generosity with which people describe themselves, such Web sites are an embarrassment of riches.’
    • ‘We've like I said, we have an embarrassment of riches.’