Googling didn't help.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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    to a fault – Matt E. Эллен May 22 '14 at 10:27
  • Also a duplicate of this – Matt E. Эллен May 22 '14 at 10:28
  • To look up the meaning of a word or a phrase, please consult a dictionary. Google is not a dictionary. – RegDwigнt May 22 '14 at 10:30
  • Although, if you Google for define "to a fault" you get a reasonable result. – Andrew Leach May 22 '14 at 10:35
  • Thank you guys, I'm not a native speaker of English. I looked for "pleasant to a fault" instead. That's the fault. :) – Arun Prakash May 22 '14 at 10:43

Something good to a fault :

nice to a fault pleasant to a fault

is used when the habit of a person of being nice/pleasant to others leads to people think that he/she is being too good for some purpose.

This might affect the person who is being nice in a bad way.


It means someone is regularly so pleasant to people, that the habit is, in fact, a fault.

My wife often accuses me of being 'punctual to a fault'. It is a bit more fashionable to be late occasionally.

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