Meaning of embarras de richesses in English:

embarras de richesses

Pronunciation /ɒmbaˌrɑː də riːˈʃɛs/


(also embarras de choix)
  • More options or resources than one knows what to do with.

    ‘he had presented us with an embarras de richesses of history and culture’
    • ‘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)’.