a bit much

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Uncommon before 1920. Possibly an ellipsis of a bit + too + much

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a bit much (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic, of undesirable behaviour) More than is reasonable; a bit too much.
    • 1996 July 27, Tara Mack, “The Super Market Man; Johnny Johnson Is Selling Pride as Well as Groceries in Richmond”, Washington Post:
      He says sometimes people even ask him for his autograph. But that's a bit much, even for Johnny Johnson.

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