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    Re: An idiomatic expression for

    I've always used a w in 'wracked with guilt'. It was only when I checked the verb in several dictionaries - I wasn't sure that one could be 'wracked with indecision' that I saw it labelled as 'rare' and/or merely a variant of 'rack'.

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    Re: An idiomatic expression for

    Thanks for checking into that - it looks like we really do live and learn.

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    Re: An idiomatic expression for

    Meanwhile, back at the idiom: 'spoilt for choice' sounds best to me. There's also the borrowed* phrase 'embarras de richesse', sometimes used, if a bit high-falutin'.

    *Not necessarily working in current French. I've no idea. But it was presumably current at some time.; it'd be most odd for an English person to suddenly lapse into pseudo-French for no reason.

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    Re: An idiomatic expression for

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Meanwhile, back at the idiom: 'spoilt for choice' sounds best to me. There's also the borrowed* phrase 'embarras de richesse', sometimes used, if a bit high-falutin'.

    *Not necessarily working in current French. I've no idea. But it was presumably current at some time.; it'd be most odd for an English person to suddenly lapse into pseudo-French for no reason.

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    I'd never heard "embarras de richesse". I asked my wife who is over 50 years old and French, she said that she'd never heard it or come across it in literature. It's clear what it means, but if it ever was current it was centuries ago.

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    Re: An idiomatic expression for

    Sounds like a pre-Revolutionary thing!

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    #16

    Re: An idiomatic expression for

    is it "wrecked with"?

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    #17

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennevis View Post
    is it "wrecked with"?
    No, it's not, but I can see why you might think that.

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