- Uncommon before 1920. Possibly an ellipsis of a bit + too + much (Wiktionary)
“Edsel-he seemed a bit much taken with that black girl, what's her-name, with her lustrous waist length black hair green eyes and pert figure.”
“I couldnt think of anywhere to have Todd take meit seemed a bit much to ask him to drive me to Chicago.”
“I watched Mary, her face expressionless and carefully not looking at me, button my shirt-cuffs — with both wrists bandaged and my fingers heavily scratched it was a bit much for me — and went on, "Well, it'll certainly provide the British public with a conversational change from the football pools, what so-and-so said on TV last night and the latest rock and roll sensation.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘a bit much’.
certain words seem given to usage in understatement, as pat phrases, by the mechanism of cliché; others because restraint, moderation or ambiguity are implicit in the words' definitions; and others...
no love lost, a minor inconveni..., that could have g..., he chose poorly, crossing the stre..., I've got a feelin..., slight miscalcula..., oh bother, not amused, no fun, a bit much, a little under th... and 55 more...
Looking for tweets for a bit much.