to a fault
phrasal to an excessive degree <
precise to a fault
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • to a fault — If something does something to a fault, they do it excessively. So someone who is generous to a fault is too generous …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • to a fault —    If something does something to a fault, they do it excessively. So someone who is generous to a fault is too generous.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    To say that someone has a good quality to a fault means that they have a lot, or… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • to a fault — {adv. phr.} So very well that it is in a way bad; to the point of being rather foolish; too well; too much. * /Aunt May wants everything in her house to be exactly right; she is neat to a fault./ * /Mary acts her part to a fault./ * /John carries …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to a fault — {adv. phr.} So very well that it is in a way bad; to the point of being rather foolish; too well; too much. * /Aunt May wants everything in her house to be exactly right; she is neat to a fault./ * /Mary acts her part to a fault./ * /John carries …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to\ a\ fault — adv. phr. So very well that it is in a way bad; to the point of being rather foolish; too well; too much. Aunt May wants everything in her house to be exactly right; she is neat to a fault. Mary acts her part to a fault. John carries thoroughness …   Словарь американских идиом

  • to a fault — if someone is generous or has another good quality to a fault, they are very generous or have more of that good quality than other people. Nigel was generous to a fault, taking me out to dinner and buying me flowers and chocolates …   New idioms dictionary

  • —— to a fault — displaying the specified commendable quality to an almost excessive extent: he was generous to a fault. → fault …   English new terms dictionary

  • to a fault — adverb To an excessive degree; extremely. I am trusting to a fault …   Wiktionary

  • to a fault — doing it too much, go overboard    May gives most of her money to charity. She s generous to a fault …   English idioms

  • to a fault — so very well that it is almost bad He is honest to a fault and will not say anything unless it is the absolute truth …   Idioms and examples

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