be too much to expect

spoken
used for saying that you think something is possible or reasonable even though someone else is unlikely to do it or refuses to do it

I guess it's too much to expect that you'll phone when you arrive.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • be too much to expect — spoken phrase used for saying that you think something is possible or reasonable even though someone else is unlikely to do it or refuses to do it I guess it’s too much to expect that you’ll phone when you arrive. Thesaurus: not likely to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • too much — 1. adjective a) Excessive to the point of being inappropriate, harmful, or overwhelming. You ate too much cake at the party, and thats why you feel sick. b) Amusing; entertaining. Oh, my dear …   Wiktionary

  • (a) bit too much — a bit (too) much unreasonable or unfair. I think it s a bit much to expect anyone to play three tennis matches in one day. Bill went at four in the morning and had to wait four hours to get in, but that was just a bit too much for me …   New idioms dictionary

  • expect — ex|pect [ ık spekt ] verb transitive *** 1. ) to think that something will happen: We re expecting good weather this weekend. The trial is expected soon. expect that: Investors expect that the rate of inflation will rise. expect someone/something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • expect — /Ik spekt/ verb (T) 1 THINK STH WILL HAPPEN to think that something will happen because it seems likely or has been planned: expect (that): The troops expect the attack will come at dawn. | expect to do sth: The rent was much more than we had… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • expect */*/*/ — UK [ɪkˈspekt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms expect : present tense I/you/we/they expect he/she/it expects present participle expecting past tense expected past participle expected 1) a) to think that something will happen We re expecting good …   English dictionary

  • expect — verb ADVERB ▪ confidently ▪ She confidently expects to win. ▪ fully ▪ My parents fully expect us to get married. ▪ rightly …   Collocations dictionary

  • expect — [[t]ɪkspe̱kt[/t]] ♦ expects, expecting, expected 1) VERB If you expect something to happen, you believe that it will happen. [V to inf] ...a council workman who expects to lose his job in the next few weeks... [V n to inf] They no longer expect… …   English dictionary

  • expect — ex|pect W1S1 [ıkˈspekt] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(think something will happen)¦ 2¦(demand)¦ 3¦(think somebody/something will arrive)¦ 4¦(think)¦ 5 be expecting (a baby) 6 what can/do you expect? 7 how do/can you expect ...? 8 I expect ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • expect — 01. What time do you [expect] to finish? 02. Second language students sometimes have unrealistic [expectations] about how much they will learn in a 3 month course. 03. Jim s promotion was totally [unexpected], given that the guy is the laziest… …   Grammatical examples in English

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