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- To a greater extent than is wanted or required; excessively.
- You talk too much.
- To a sufficiently strong degree to prevent some other action from happening.
- I'm not leaving now ... I'm enjoying myself too much!
- More (of something) than is desirable or required.
- You ate too much cake at the party, and that's why you feel sick.
- (in negative constructions) Much; even a moderate amount.
- They call it a beach, but there isn't too much sand there.
Used with uncountable nouns. The countable equivalent is too many.
- A quantity which is excessive to the point of being inappropriate, harmful, or overwhelming.
- You expect too much from your employees.
- Something that is absurdly funny or inappropriate.
- You really are too much!
- An expression of satisfaction.
- Too much, man! That was great!
Terms derived from the adjective, adverb, determiner, interjection, or noun too much
too much (invariable)
- (colloquial) too much, excessive, OTT
- 1995, Frédéric Dard, Les huîtres me font bâiller:
- Tu vas gueuler que c'est too much ; que je sors de l'admissible.
- You're going to yell that this is too much – that I've gone beyond the bounds of probability.
- 2013 May 31, Emmanuèle Peyret, “Tu me prètes ton soutif, cheri?”, in Libération:
- Oh ben volontiers un de chaque, mais pas le slip dentelle avec les jarretelles rouges, ça fait un peu too much.
- Go on then, one of each – but not the lace knickers with red suspenders, that's a bit OTT.
- Used predicatively.