a bit much

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase a bit much

Meaning

You can say this if you think something's not fair or not reasonable.

For example

  • "Profits are down, so no bonuses this year."
    "No bonuses at all? That's a bit much, isn't it?"

  • "She was late for class, so I sent her home!"
    "Sending her home was a bit much, I think. You could've just warned her."

Note:
Can also be used literally, as in "A hundred dollars is a bit much. It's only worth fifty."

Quick Quiz

I said, "We had to pay for water," and Rob said, "That's a bit much!" He thought

a. the water was expensive

b. the water should be free

c. I should drink less water

Contributor: Matt Errey