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a bit too
▪ I think you’re a bit too young to be watching this.
a shade too big/hot/fast etc
▪ Matt’s clothes were just a shade too big for me.
all too easily (=used to say that something bad is very possible)
▪ Gambling can all too easily become an addiction .
all too familiar (=very familiar)
▪ This kind of situation was all too familiar to John.
all too soon (=much earlier than you would like)
▪ The holidays were over all too soon.
and a good thing/job tooBritish English
▪ She’s gone, and a good thing too.
be more so/less so/too much so
▪ The band is popular and likely to become more so.
▪ Jerry is very honest, perhaps too much so.
be too bright/modern etc for sb’s taste
▪ The building was too modern for my taste.
be too old for sth
▪ He was too old for military service.
be too weak to do sth
▪ She’s too weak to feed herself.
far too much/long/busy etc
▪ That’s far too much to pay.
▪ It would take me far too long to explain.
(far/rather/a little) too much
▪ There was too much work for one person.
▪ It would cost far too much to have the thing repaired.
have a lot/too much to lose (=used to say that you could make your situation much worse)
▪ These youngsters know they have too much to lose by protesting against the system.
have had one too many (=have drunk too much alcohol)
in the not too distant future (=quite soon)
▪ We’re planning to go there again in the not too distant future.
in the not too distant future (=quite soon)
▪ We’re expecting a final decision in the not too distant future.
It is never too late
It is never too late to give up smoking.
it was too late
▪ He shouted a warning but it was too late.
know perfectly well/full well/only too well
▪ He knew full well that what he was doing was dangerous.
left it too late
▪ I’m afraid you’ve left it too late to change your ticket.
much too big/old etc
▪ He was driving much too fast.
not too/not very/not that keen on sth
▪ She likes Biology, but she’s not too keen on Physics.
not very/too sure
▪ Make a list of any words or phrases whose meaning you are not too sure about.
one too many (=one more than is acceptable, needed etc)
▪ One job loss is one too many.
only too glad to (=extremely willing to)
▪ I’m sure he’d be only too glad to help you.
opportunity...too good to miss
▪ The opportunity was too good to miss so we left immediately.
rather too
▪ It was a nice house, but rather too small for a family of four.
things get too hot (=a situation becomes too difficult or dangerous to deal with)
▪ If things get too hot, I can always leave.
too dreadful/horrifying etc to contemplate
▪ The thought that she might be dead was too terrible to contemplate.
too hot to handle (=too difficult to deal with or beat)
▪ Wilkinson found his opponent a little too hot to handle.
too many (=more than you should)
▪ You’ve been reading too many romantic novels .
too much like hard work (=it would involve too much work)
▪ Becoming a doctor never interested him. It was too much like hard work.
too much
▪ He talks too much.
too numerous to mention/list
▪ The individuals who have contributed to this book are far too numerous to mention.
too risky
▪ Doctors say it’s too risky to try and operate.
too shy
▪ He was too shy to come and sit by me in class.
too tired to do sth
▪ He was too tired to argue.
too weak to do sth
▪ The branch was too weak to support his weight.
▪ We played really well and while the other contenders still had to play each other, our run-in was not too bad.
▪ The facts were too bad, too bald, abominable, pitiful.
▪ If your players don't latch on to such throwaways first time, too bad.
▪ You search by budget, and the selection of goods isn't too bad at all.
▪ The weather was not too bad.
▪ Life in the slammer wasn't too bad for Bob Mitchum.
▪ Compared with his lone ordeal in the Danube, it wasn't too bad.
▪ They are too big, too anonymous, and too lacking in leadership.
▪ A bed is too big even if you could lift it.
▪ They were too big to be fighters, even two-seaters.
▪ They are way too big for meso big that every time I try to walk in them, I fall down.
▪ But he can not afford to sit back on the basis that Everton are too big a club to go down.
▪ He had a little girl with him, maybe four years old, wearing a brand new dress several sizes too big.
▪ The wellingtons are too big for her but she doesn't care.
▪ These people were of all sizes; they all wore pants too big for them; they all had beards.
▪ There is even a portable unit for home use by people who are too busy to come to the Centre.
▪ But Dole rebuffed calls that he resign as majority leader because he is too busy campaigning.
▪ If there is no time to relish and enjoy the uncluttered hour, are you perhaps too busy?
▪ Story: Ever feel that your life is too busy to be time-managed by one person?
▪ They are too busy making money to worry about paying bills. 8.
▪ Roofing contractors are too busy to return calls.
▪ I haven't really asked her, I've been too busy with myself.
▪ The older people were too busy clearing their desktops to stay at the frontiers of innovation.
▪ On the other hand, supper sounded too close to bedtime for his liking.
▪ The moorings are too close to town centre.
▪ They wouldn't want to go too close to the Khedive.
▪ One of the Fellowship moved too close to the flames and a bull's mask went up in flames.
▪ It was just that everything seemed too close, like staring at a light bulb.
▪ There was something about being too close to him that made her uncomfortable.
▪ The Celtic striker, however, put his header too close to the keeper.
▪ Heater too close to coat rack. 7.
▪ It shouldn't be too difficult to arrange this matter.
▪ The writer may very legitimately find the project is too difficult to carry out without a great deal of assistance from others.
▪ Youngsters aged between seven and 11 found running, jumping and throwing too difficult.
▪ It was too difficult to pass strips of bamboo right through all three layers and pull them sufficiently tight.
▪ In fact the props of the speech are important and not too difficult to use to help your presentation.
▪ There was concern that such a high concentration would be too difficult to digest or lead to side effects.
▪ They suggested that some of these topics are too difficult for pupils in the range studied in this project.
▪ On a full caseload this is not too difficult to achieve.
▪ It is too early, he says, to base any firm recommendations on the work so far.
▪ I always thought it was too early, he wrote, and now I see that it is much too late.
▪ Townsend said it was too early to say how much the fire has set back reconstruction of the site.
▪ Most fund managers believed it was too early to say when they would consider buying London shares again.
▪ Greenspan also said it was too early to judge whether the recent drop in the stock market could cause a recession.
▪ It was too early in the trip for a serious attempt and all of us were decidedly under the weather.
▪ It seems too early to worry about their trip home.
▪ It would clearly be far too expensive to repeat every investigation carried out by the police, to say nothing of delays.
▪ WebTV is too expensive for most users at $ 19. 95 a month.
▪ Sometimes you can get it, but they make it too expensive so you can't afford to buy it.
▪ They considered making bagels, but the equipment was too expensive.
▪ It was too expensive for most private individuals there to send telegrams; the network was used almost exclusively by the authorities.
▪ Some Republicans said the piece was too expensive to move.
▪ They also say the 25-ton stainless steel casks used at some plants to stored cooled material above ground are too expensive.
▪ I do not want to go too far into the philosophical or even the physiological aspects of the matter.
▪ But do not push your luck too far.
▪ Surely a barber didn't hold his client in this way, was he perhaps going too far?
▪ However, it seems to the author that the concept must not be taken too far.
▪ But paying £56,000 for a house from which to collect train numbers is taking a hobby too far.
▪ Mars is too far away from the Sun, and is too small.
▪ Are we stretching our lines too far?
▪ This time you went too far.
▪ It couldn't be love, anyway, it had all happened too fast.
▪ Employees at the plant are experiencing a-change overload. --- Changes came too fast and hit thern all at once.
▪ The city's manners were too fast, its rhythm too syncopated.
▪ The high-performance cars are strictly for the racetrack ... and the message is, going too fast on the roads can kill.
▪ Things were happening too fast to keep up with.
▪ He says they're going too fast.
▪ And the barley is growing too fast.
▪ Eleanor wrote too fast in his opinion.
▪ Some had just been too good to miss.
▪ The piles of sawdust from all my work in back of the cabin seemed too good to waste.
▪ Things weren't looking too good for me.
▪ I doubt it too; it is simply too good comic opera to be true.
▪ The luck, she was running too good, I thought nervously.
▪ For Rachel and Maggie, it's too good a chance to miss.
▪ Being left-handed, he was too good to release, but never good enough to hold his place.
▪ Misfortune was surmounted, and misfortune became too great a burden; virtuous reputations were earned, and scandalous stories were recounted.
▪ The cost is too great....
▪ They believe that when all pledges and donations have been received, the shortfall should not be too great.
▪ Guy de Chauliac had pointed out that his ointment was not without dangers if used in too great a quantity.
▪ He warned the University against too great an association with commercial interests at the expense of pure research.
▪ Do your sums first, then the shock will not be too great later.
▪ The plan had previously blocked because the inspector concluded that the visual impact would be too great.
▪ The doctors were adamant that the risk of a further stroke was too great to justify another pregnancy.
▪ Stimulate him to activity, but don't push him too hard.
▪ I pushed down too hard to correct.
▪ And, a bridge too hard.
▪ His only good words were for General McClellan who did not push the army too hard to go into battle.
▪ Anyway, there are your pears, just nicely poached, not too soft and not too hard.
▪ I am left literally nothing to worry about except that he will work too hard.
▪ He had been careful not to push the bulls too hard.
▪ My weaknesses: I worked too hard and tended to move too fast for the organizations I joined.
▪ Perhaps he has been promoted a little too rapidly and a little too high.
▪ The price is just too high in lost jobs and damage to the economy.
▪ She also made me a small bed, which was placed on a shelf too high for rats to reach.
▪ It passed because taxes were too high and relief was needed.
▪ The concern is that most contaminated food is caused by incorrect storage at home, where fridge temperatures may be too high.
▪ They were too High Church for that.
▪ On reflection the students agreed that, however attractive the benefits might become, the costs would always be too high.
▪ If rates are too high, the refinancing bonds may not be sold.
▪ We met on the beach early next morning before it got too hot.
▪ The Fed delivered a Goldilocks economy -- not too hot, not too cold -- and stocks and bonds soared.
▪ We were too hot to take a cab, so we just sauntered along with the crowds.
▪ Be sure it is not too hot or too cold. 3.
▪ It became too hot for animals to live.
▪ Warm canteen water in the canteen cap, the bag open on the floor, a propane lighter too hot to hold.
▪ Spoon into a serving dish and serve warm - but not too hot or the syrup will burn.
▪ There was a feverish glaze to Lucy's blue eyes, and her forehead felt far too hot.
▪ He realized his mistake too late and when he turned back to the entrance Sabrina was already there, blocking his escape.
▪ Most candidates waited until fraud took place before complaining, which was too late.
▪ A whole day was too long - even a few hours would be too late.
▪ It was too late to go back to music although I tried.
▪ But Mr Major failed to finish until five past nine, five minutes too late.
▪ I introduced her to Jasper and asked if we had come too late for the tribute.
▪ The goods were delivered too late.
▪ It is likely to be too late.
▪ Two of the displays also show the results of paying too little attention to human factors!
▪ Sometimes the causes are external to you-oppressive managers, increased demands, or too little opportunity for autonomy.
▪ But it was too little and much too late.
▪ The question is whether it is too little too late.
▪ Discuss how much water is necessary - too much or too little.
▪ There is too little money and too many people need jobs.
▪ Another charge is that Mr Bush has given too little thought to the nature of a post-war settlement.
▪ Analysts described the move as too little, too late.
▪ It's too long, too slow and in no way original.
▪ Before too long, just as there were white bands and colored bands, there were white and colored pentecostal churches.
▪ He could have had a radiographic picture within two minutes, but that was far too long.
▪ The sight on the barrel is too long.
▪ Many of those on retail shelves have been there too long.
▪ If it is stored for too long in rick or barn, rats and mice can cause heavy losses.
▪ The resemblance between the old Helen and the new was so striking, he could not look too long.
▪ Yet others had correctly calculated that they were too old or their employment patterns too discontinuous to be eligible for pensions.
▪ These boys are also too old for day camp and too young for jobs.
▪ The Montrose girls were too old to be fooling around like that, anyway.
▪ But I was too old to start college.
▪ They were too old for that now.
▪ They have all been made to believe that they are too old to be of value.
▪ Added to this he is about 24 so he's probably too old.
▪ The actors playing the trainees were too old, Hawkins says.
▪ As Samuel says, their trousers are too short.
▪ In a moment of time too short to be measured, Space turned and twisted upon itself.
▪ Unfortunately the tent bag is too short for the poles.
▪ Time ran too short to include the Luna Loca update promised for this issue, so watch for it next week.
▪ Life, for me, is certainly not too short to stuff a mushroom.
▪ Roemer now recognized that earlier attempts to clock the speed of light had failed because the distances tested were too short.
▪ However, notice which is too short is unlikely to comply with the underlying spirit of the Rule.
▪ It's a nice reminder that the rest of the world exists, when my focus gets too short.
▪ The figures are too small to allow accurate measurement of the exponent.
▪ My scuffed Buster Browns, now too small for my growing feet, had been knocked off.
▪ The lectern at the Guildhall is a classic example of one that looks beautiful but is too small and fragile to use.
▪ The constantly falling snow itself is too dry, and its crystals are thus too small, to stick to their backs.
▪ It seemed almost too small to contain the swelling plumpness of her upper body.
▪ Mars and Mercury were hidden in the sun's glare and Pluto was too small and distant to appear.
▪ But if animal populations are too small, then they simply die out.
▪ I found an round grey stone, striped with white, but Dad said it was too small.
▪ Some critics have considered it to be too weak and idiosyncratic to carry responsibility for major public and social services.
▪ But the municipal oligarchy was too weak to pursue its course for long, and eventually came to terms with the state.
▪ He threw out no sounding parties too weak to guarantee their own safety, and he lost none of them.
▪ The generals and admirals said they had always been against the blockade as being too weak and now they wanted immediate action.
▪ She let him drown her in the deep water, too weak even to raise her hands to cling to him.
▪ Taggant supporters think the bill is too weak.
▪ First the active male adults were fed because if they were too weak to hunt, nobody would eat.
▪ One afternoon she realized that her friend was too weak to prepare his own meals.
▪ And he doesn't know what he's talking about: he's too young, too inexperienced, too Edward.
▪ Of course not, you were too young.
▪ He was only thirty-six and I was too young to remember much about it.
▪ Beard is too young to grasp this struggle.
▪ And Jeremy can't manage on his own, he's just too young.
▪ Anyway, she is too young.
▪ We were both in our early twenties and just too young to get married.
▪ Everyone else was either too young or female, and all the teachers had beards.
▪ Second, to prevent a particular interest rate structure from becoming too entrenched.
▪ Perhaps they have allowed the child to become too dependent on the baby-sitter.
▪ One sometimes thinks of Franck here, but Fauré characteristically reins in his emotional outbursts before they become too vigorous.
▪ Last year, I cut the tops off to keep them from becoming too tall.
▪ It was our last leaflet because afterwards it became too dangerous.
▪ When the shrieks of his gang became too much, he lifted his hand and his face took on a furious look.
▪ The tiny oxygen tank on his back was uncomfortable but deemed necessary in case the mist became too choking.
▪ Now, with no end in sight to the boom in high tech products, the distortions became too big to overlook.
(all/only) too true
▪ It's a cliche to say people are living in fear, but sadly it's all too true in Larne.
▪ Mr. Waldegrave I fear that on health, as on other issues, that is all too true.
▪ This may be only too true, but if so, why advertise the fact?
▪ Travelers to Prague may find the comparison with Paris starting to ring all too true when it comes to hotel prices.
I don't feel too hot/so hot/very hot
I should hope so (too)
all too
All too often, making a will is put off until it's too late.
▪ His career as a singer was all too short.
▪ Apparently, though, it was all too much for her husband - he left very quietly.
▪ But it was all too late, and Wakeling quit soon afterwards.
▪ Diets started without preparation are broken all too easily.
▪ I know all too well the value of a well-placed F-word.
▪ No, the pain surfaced in her mind all too readily.
▪ The rope should never be allowed to run between the legs, for all too obvious reasons.
▪ Vacation time is all too short.
▪ When midway through the set four go-go dancers appear, the warped cabaret becomes all too slick and momentum is lost.
all too often
▪ I've seen cases of this kind of child abuse all too often.
▪ But what should be a happy and fulfilling experience all too often is not.
▪ Farmers still have the problem of overcoming the stigma which all too often young people attach to working on the land.
▪ In regard to the use of field interviewers, the social and psychological aspects of studies are all too often ignored.
▪ It is somehow reassuring that, all too often, there is a not a table to be had.
▪ Sadly, their struggles all too often end up in disillusionment and sometimes, in death.
▪ Successful experiments all too often remain marginal, if they have no political clout.
▪ The first time they're a novelty, after that they're all too often an irritation.
▪ Yet gays turning to churches and other institutions for help all too often were told not to worry.
be a bit much/be too much
be in (too) deep
▪ I'm in too deep to get out of the business now.
▪ He warned management during training camp that the team would be in deep trouble if either he or Johnson suffered injuries.
▪ If everyone except Fifi and Manuel shows up at the compound, the lovers will be in deep trouble.
▪ Our governments are in deep trouble today.
▪ Some of the discoveries were in deep water.
▪ The advertising industry was in deep recession.
▪ The pathway was in deep shadow.
▪ The planet and the country are in deep s-- -.
▪ Tonight, the parents are in deep shock.
be spread (too) thin/thinly
▪ Perhaps the managerial talent that was responsible for the steady growth is spread too thin.
▪ Some one must lose, even if the losses are spread thinly.
▪ The ointment should be spread thinly on the bruised areas.
be too clever by half
▪ Phil's good at thinking up excuses for his behaviour - he's too clever by half.
be too late
▪ But now I believe it is too late.
▪ By the time I went back for it, it was too late.
▪ He tried to think of something to do or say, but it was too late.
▪ If you listen to the conventional wisdom in foreign-policy circles, it is too late.
▪ It is by no means so simple for the insurer who is ignorant of that until in some senses it is too late.
▪ That is the stark truth electors have to grasp before it is too late.
▪ This alarming error had been spotted by his Deputy when it was too late to do anything much about it.
▪ When that happens, it will be too late to start building a missile defense.
be too much for sb
▪ All the bullying and back-stabbing in the office was simply too much for him.
▪ Climbing the stairs is too much for Maisie who is in her 90s.
▪ The job was too much for any single manager to cope with.
▪ But often this effort of concentration was too much for me.
▪ But three thousand is too much for now.
▪ I suspected that, deep down, the various emotional themes that Hannah played out were too much for Bruno.
▪ It was too much for Quinn.
▪ The memories were too much for her.
▪ This was too much for me.
be/get too big for your boots
carry sth too far/to extremes/to excess
▪ It was funny at first, but you've carried the joke too far.
do sth once too often
▪ The kids rang Brant's doorbell once too often, and he reported them to the police.
▪ But not Luke Denner - he's humiliated me once too often!
▪ He'd said it once too often, and this time she'd taken him at his word.
▪ He got into trouble once too often and wound up in continuation school.
▪ I can only assume she tried once too often to enter the nest, as the female died during the night.
▪ It had failed him in a crisis and that was once too often.
▪ Maybe she just turned him down once too often.
▪ One of these people had looked in my direction once too often, passed by once again just a little too slowly.
▪ Until, that is, it lived up to its original name once too often!
go too far
▪ Investors are concerned that real estate inflation has gone too far.
▪ The court ruled that the police went too far when they handcuffed Rooney to a chair.
▪ Has he gone too far out of bounds to get back on course?
▪ I can only hope I am proved wrong: things have gone too far to turn back the tide.
▪ She would make sure she did not go too far, or too soon.
▪ Surely a barber didn't hold his client in this way, was he perhaps going too far?
▪ Their elders in Linea 13 try to keep them from going too far.
▪ They never went too far out.
▪ They want to go too far.
▪ We have already gone too far.
hanging/shooting etc is too good for sb
have had a few (too many)
▪ Ralph Nader may have had a few, but then again far, far too few to mention.
have had one too many
▪ Ron looked like he'd had one too many.
keep several/too many etc balls in the air
life's too short
make too much of sth
▪ He was making too much of the whole thing.
▪ How a pop star looks is made too much of, though, the way some people are about it.
▪ It is possible to make too much of all this.
▪ Jasper thought I made too much of her.
▪ Of course, I make too much of this.
▪ One shouldn't make too much of them, but then again, they need watching.
▪ She makes too much of that cat, Daisy thought, for a young woman that is.
▪ She tried not to make too much of the moment.
me too
▪ Dear Melissa I really fancy this boy and I think he likes me too.
▪ It put me too far away, a little off the emotional page.
▪ McMurphy says good morning, and I keep quiet even though she says good morning to me too, out loud.
▪ She like what Nancy say. me too.
▪ She saw me too, no doubt, but that was it.
▪ The other two, second and third sisters, teased me too, but their taunts held no malice.
▪ You can drive me too far.
miles older/better/too difficult etc
none too
▪ And she was none too anxious to hear about the show.
▪ Flavia, none too practised herself, managed to get the number.
▪ His spiritual advisers were none too happy with his reliance on pagan practices, nor probably was his court favourite Buckingham.
▪ If the result is none too pleasant, it's time to do something about it.
▪ In consequence, the level of the Party's blood sugar was low; their expectations none too high.
▪ She saw the stragglers gather, none too enthusiastically, but not unwillingly, either, and waited for the last-comers.
▪ That a young boy of none too comfortable means would be impressed by all this worldly expertise is not difficult to imagine.
▪ Twenty years ago the treasurer's job was simple and none too arduous.
not a moment too soon
▪ "Dinner's ready." "And not a moment too soon!"
▪ The ambulance finally arrived, not a moment too soon.
▪ It was not a moment too soon.
not a moment too soon/none too soon
not before time/and about time (too)
not to put too fine a point on it
▪ Everyone there - not to put too fine a point on it - was crazy.
▪ The dishes we tried tasted, not to put too fine a point on it, like gasoline.
not to put too fine a point on it
not too/so bad
▪ The roads weren't too bad.
▪ At first, things were not so bad.
▪ Compared to how I feel, how I look is not so bad.
▪ She began to think that perhaps village life was not so bad.
▪ The Ky is not too bad.
▪ The policing here is not so bad.
▪ The Vatican, I must say, is not too bad when it is full and the resonance is reduced.
▪ The weather was not too bad.
▪ We played really well and while the other contenders still had to play each other, our run-in was not too bad.
not very savoury/none too savoury
only too
▪ Again we have seen only too clearly in some other countries what can happen if you personify and almost deify the State.
▪ At Oxford I discovered that most people were only too willing to be friendly if I gave them a chance.
▪ Children know only too well the errors they commit while playing baseball or the missteps in the gymnastics routine.
▪ He would be only too happy to dial 911 when Walter slumped over in shock, unable to speak.
▪ I found myself acting the part of a wooer only too well.
▪ Then there are those of us who are only too happy Louisiana enacted the law.
▪ They know the way that the wind is blowing, and would be only too pleased to be redeployed into another trade.
sb is not too swift
▪ Eric's not too swift, is he?
sb's too good for sb
▪ But dying by my own hand is too good for me.
▪ He was too good for you, Hilda Machin, and that's what you hadn't got the brains to understand.
▪ I was too good for my class.
▪ Much too good for Gary, he thought.
▪ She was too good for him.
▪ The best was not too good for her.
▪ The role he proposed for Ken was too good for him to pass up.
spread yourself too thin
▪ BHart said the organization, though well-intentioned, might be spreading itself too thin.
too bad
▪ "I've got plans this evening." "Too bad, I need you to stay till you've finished the report."
▪ "Senator Volk's out of town.'' "Too bad! I wanted to meet him and talk about the campaign.''
▪ It's too bad she had to give up teaching when she got sick.
▪ It's too bad you have to leave, just when we need you most.
▪ Too bad Dickie isn't here to enjoy the fun.
▪ All this would not have been too bad but for the fact that our rope was going rotten at an alarming pace.
▪ But, as he admits, he's not doing too bad.
▪ If any of the contenders have not got their act together by then, then it is simply too bad.
▪ It's too bad of you.
▪ Life in the slammer wasn't too bad for Bob Mitchum.
▪ The weather was not too bad.
too clever/rich/good etc by half
▪ The arithmetic can not be faulted - and may well be judged too clever by half.
too close for comfort
▪ That car that came around the corner was just a little too close for comfort.
▪ At times, the similarities are too close for comfort, edging towards the derivative.
▪ But our last memory was of a nightingale pair, singing in competition in territories perhaps too close for comfort.
▪ Cross-addictions may be hotly denied because the subject matter may for some be too close for comfort.
▪ In a wave trough I caught a glimpse of a coral head to port: a little too close for comfort.
▪ Lightning dipped and veered in a manner which was far too close for comfort.
▪ Richard, and you quite see why, finds economy airline seats too close for comfort.
▪ The movement brought him too close for comfort.
too close/near for comfort
▪ At times, the similarities are too close for comfort, edging towards the derivative.
▪ But our last memory was of a nightingale pair, singing in competition in territories perhaps too close for comfort.
▪ Cross-addictions may be hotly denied because the subject matter may for some be too close for comfort.
▪ In a wave trough I caught a glimpse of a coral head to port: a little too close for comfort.
▪ Lightning dipped and veered in a manner which was far too close for comfort.
▪ Richard, and you quite see why, finds economy airline seats too close for comfort.
▪ The movement brought him too close for comfort.
too good to be true/to last
too late
▪ By the time the doctor arrived, it was too late; he was already dead.
▪ I'm afraid you're too late - I've just sold the last ticket.
▪ It's never too late to learn a new language.
▪ They got to the airport too late to catch the plane.
▪ We rushed to the store as soon as we left work but arrived too late.
▪ A part of me wanted to stop and hit rewind, but it was too late.
▪ A whole day was too long - even a few hours would be too late.
▪ Coach home; too late for a swim.
▪ He had already gone too far down another road, too late for turning back.
▪ Hospitals keep the sick waiting to be admitted until it is too late.
▪ I tried to reach your hand, but it was too late.
▪ Somehow it already felt too late to make the crossing.
▪ Their efforts may be too little too late to ensure that the Pearl maintains its independence.
too many chiefs and not enough Indians
too many cooks (spoil the broth)
▪ If too many cooks spoil the broth, too many Popes tarnish the faith!
▪ There were too many cooks, they said.
too nice/clever etc for your own good
▪ According to her, he was too clever for his own good.
▪ That Tom was too nice for his own good.
▪ They were both too nice for their own good.
▪ You might be just a wee bit too clever for your own good now.
too silly/complicated/ridiculous etc for words
too soon
▪ I don't think you should go back to work too soon after having the baby.
▪ I knew it was too soon for any likely resolution of the problem.
▪ It's too soon to say what effect the merger will have on the company's 1500 employees
▪ Lendl hit the ball way too soon.
▪ You can't get married next week! That's far too soon.
▪ And not a minute too soon.
▪ He said it was too soon to tell whether more plans would leave Medicare despite the rising payments.
▪ However, it was published too soon to include the new Vi 2 Vanquish-a minor criticism.
▪ In Edinburgh I discovered all too soon that Sylvia Grey was not there either.
▪ It is probably too soon to know what effect the Rich case might have on his prospects in public life.
▪ The decision on a price was not a minute too soon.
you can't be too careful
▪ You can't be too careful where computer viruses are concerned.
▪ "Seth finally got a job." "It's about time too."
▪ $200! That's way too expensive.
▪ Don't work too hard!
▪ Gary and Martha and the kids are coming to visit. They're bringing grandmother, too.
▪ I love you, too.
▪ I was too tired to get up off the couch.
▪ I wasn't able to get too much sleep last night.
▪ It's too early to go to dinner now.
▪ It's too hot in here.
▪ It's fast and comfortable. It's economical, too.
▪ It won't be too long before dinnertime.
▪ Military officials believed that the harbor was too shallow for torpedo launches.
▪ My room's too narrow for a king-size bed.
▪ She's still too upset to talk about it.
▪ The temperature was well below zero - much too cold to spend more than a few minutes on deck.
▪ They didn't give him the job. They said he was too old.
▪ Thursday is Vivian's birthday too.
▪ Adam struggled, but he was too weak and the storm-troopers tore his trousers off, leaving him stark naked.
▪ But we had an untrained and undisciplined group, with too many leaders, and things started to break down.
▪ Other kids complained it tasted great at first, but the aftertaste lingered too long.
▪ President Clinton likes it, too.
▪ Tamar's description, to him and Elizabeth, had been too vivid for him ever to confuse it.
▪ Think about what you owe, too, in terms of mortgages, credit cards, loans or hire purchase.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Too \Too\, adv. [The same word as to, prep. See To.]

  1. Over; more than enough; -- noting excess; as, a thing is too long, too short, or too wide; too high; too many; too much.

    His will, too strong to bend, too proud to learn.

  2. Likewise; also; in addition.

    An honest courtier, yet a patriot too.

    Let those eyes that view The daring crime, behold the vengeance too.

    Too too, a duplication used to signify great excess.

    O that this too too solid flesh would melt.

    Such is not Charles his too too active age.

    Syn: Also; likewise. See Also.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"in addition, in excess," late Old English, stressed variant of Old English preposition to "in the direction of, furthermore" (see to). The spelling with -oo is from late 16c. Use after a verb, for emphasis (as in did, too!) is attested from 1914. German zu unites the senses of English to and too. Slang too-too "excessive in social elegance" first recorded 1881. Too much is from 1530s as "more than can be endured;" sense of "excellent" first recorded 1937 in jazz slang.


adv. (lb en focus) Likewise.

  1. adv. to an excessive degree; "too big" [syn: excessively, overly, to a fault]

  2. in addition; "he has a Mercedes, too" [syn: besides, also, likewise, as well]

Too (Fantastic Plastic Machine album)

Too (styled in lowercase as too) is the fourth album by Fantastic Plastic Machine and the follow-up to beautiful.. It was recorded in Never Ever Studios in Tokyo. Performances on the album include the voice actor Ward E. Sexton, the British acid jazz band Incognito and the French singer Coralie Clément.

Too (Madita album)

Too is Madita's second solo album. It was recorded in 2007 and released on Couch records on January 25, 2008 in Austria. In other European countries and the United States, the album was released on March 28. It was primarily produced by the Austrian producer duo dZihan & Kamien. According to the Austrian adult contemporary radio station Hitradio Ö3, it could reach the 48th place of the Austrian charts.

Too (S.O.S. Band album)

Too is the second album released by the R&B band The S.O.S. Band on the Tabu label in July 1981. It was produced by Sigidi.

Too (Kingdom Come album)

Too is the eighth album by the band Kingdom Come. It contains eight new tracks and three re-recordings of previously released material.

Too (FIDLAR album)

Too is the second studio album by California skate punk band FIDLAR, released on September 4, 2015.

Usage examples of "too".

James abetted him in saying that fifty pounds was not a penny too much to lend on such a treasure.

She was breathing too fast, and her underarms and her face were abloom with heat.

Malink remained chief for many years, and when he became too old to carry the responsibilitysince he had no sonshe appointed Abo his successor.

Even so dressed, James Ludlow managed to look slightly out of place, very like a man who was too refined for life aboard a ship.

Far aboon, ommost lost to mi view, Aw lang for a pair ov his wings, To fly wi him, an sing like him, too.

Heart beating too fast, Abrim suited up and stepped into the personnel lock.

If he smoked too many cigarettes and drank too much absinth it was because he took civilization as he found it, and did the things that he found his civilized brothers doing.

It is therefore clear that matter had been absorbed which was either actually poisonous or of too stimulating a nature.

It seems likely that she, too, was mercilessly abused just as her predecessors had been abused, with the addition of new and even more horrifying variations.

The delicate but immensely strong thread of love that binds an abused child to her abuser is only too clear.

Rosemary West, too, was interviewed by the police, and she insisted throughout that she had never sexually abused her children.

Or can we, by examining his case with intelligence and with charity, and then by acting with charity too, begin to help all abused children, including his own, to free themselves from the burden of their childhood?

Often trauma victims are too concerned with finding their family, surviving, grieving deaths, getting away from their abuser, etc.

The gap between what was human, with this smart, caring woman, and what was inhuman, with the gomers and the abusers, became too much.

Rosemary West, too, was the daughter of a dominant and abusive father, a man whose actions she also idealised.