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be too much for somebody

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe too much for somebodybe too much for somebodyDIFFICULTto be too difficult for someone to do or bear The effort of climbing the stairs had been too much for the old man. The shock had been too much for her – she never recovered. much
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be too much for somebodyThe job was too much for any single manager to cope with.I suspected that, deep down, the various emotional themes that Hannah played out were too much for Bruno.The memories were too much for her.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.But often this effort of concentration was too much for me.This was too much for me.But three thousand is too much for now.It was too much for Quinn.
be too much for somebodybe too much for somebodyused to say that something is so difficult, tiring, upsetting etc that someone cannot do it or bear it Working full-time was too much for her. The shock was too much for him. too
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be too much for somebodyI suspected that, deep down, the various emotional themes that Hannah played out were too much for Bruno.The memories were too much for her.But often this effort of concentration was too much for me.This was too much for me.But three thousand is too much for now.It was too much for Quinn.
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