champagne problem

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Because champagne is a luxury product; compare champagne socialist.


champagne problem (plural champagne problems)

  1. The need to make a decision between alternatives that are both desirable.
    • 2007, Best Life (volume 4, number 6, July-August 2007, page 86)
      It's a champagne problem, but for Duhamel, a problem nonetheless.
    • 2010, Joan Williams, Reshaping the Work-Family Debate:
      These stories both reflect and reinforce destructive stereotypes, painting work-family conflict as a champagne problem enjoyed by upper-middle-class women in white-collar jobs.

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