too much of a good thing
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- Something enjoyable or beneficial which, nevertheless, becomes bothersome or harmful in large quantities or over an extended period of time.
- 1814 July, [Jane Austen], chapter I, in Mansfield Park: […], volume II, London: […] T[homas] Egerton, […], →OCLC, page 26:
- "If I must say what I think," continued Mr. Rushworth, "in my opinion it is very disagreeable to be always rehearsing. It is having too much of a good thing. I am not so fond of acting as I was at first. […]"