Definition of embarras de richesses in English:

embarras de richesses

Line breaks: em¦bar|ras de ri|chesses
Pronunciation: /ɒmbaˌrɑː də riːˈʃɛs
(also embarras de choix /ˈʃwɑː/)


  • More options or resources than one knows what to do with: he had presented us with an embarras de richesses of history and culture
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    • This award - one of the few which your diarist is pleased to endorse - is in recognition of the most spectacularly inaccurate political reporting of the past year, for which there was - as ever - an embarras de richesses.
    • He will be far more likely to suffer from an embarras du richesses.
    • France suffers from an embarras de richesses when it comes to such villages - so I let a poet do my picking.


French, 'embarrassment of riches (or choice)'.

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