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    #1

    one too many

    There is an expression, "one too many". I don't understand what 'one' means here. How does it differ from 'too many'?
    Even if one person is hurt that is one too many.
    Even if one person is hurt that is too many.

    Thank you.


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    #2

    Re: one too many

    It is there for emphasis. No people should be hurt. Even if only one person is hurt that is one more than should have been hurt.

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