embarrassment of richesembarrassment of riches
An overabundance of something, too much of a good thing, as in All four of them have their own cars but there's no room in the driveway—an embarrassment of riches.
This term originated in 1738 as John Ozell's translation of a French play, L'Embarras des richesses
filthy richvery rich, wealthy, rolling in it She was filthy rich after she got married. She was a millionaire.
filthy rich|filthy|richadj. phr.
Extremely rich but without cultural refinement; nouveau riche. "The Murgatroyds are filthy rich," Ted complained. "They are rolling in money but they never learned how to behave properly at a dinner table."
from rags to richesfrom poverty to wealth, from bum to millionaire She went from rags to riches when she gambled in Vegas.
from rags to riches|from|rags|richesadv. phr.
Suddenly making a fortune; becoming rich overnight. The Smiths went from rags to riches when they unexpectedly won the lottery.
play ostrich|ostrich|playv. phr.
To refuse to face painful facts or unpleasant truths. She plays ostrich when it comes to her husband's drinking problem.
rags to riches(See from rags to riches)
In addition to the idiom beginning with rich
, also see embarrassment of riches
; from rags to riches
; strike it rich
Rich as Croesus
Someone who is as rich as Croesus is very wealthy indeed.
rich infull of 充满
The city is rich in ancient buildings．这个城市里有很多古建筑。
Rich man's family
A rich man's family consists of one son and one daughter.
Rich TownRichmond, Ca.
strike it richbecome rich or successful suddenly He struck it rich when he got a job at the computer company and was able to buy some stock very cheap.
strike it rich|rich|strikev. phr.
1. To discover oil, or a large vein of minerals to be mined, or a buried treasure. The old prospector panned gold for years before he struck it rich.
2. To become rich or successful suddenly or without expecting to. Everyone wanted to buy one of the new gadgets, and their inventor struck it rich. John did not know that he had a rich Uncle John in Australia. John struck it rich when his uncle left his money to John. Compare: