is one too many

Ahmed Samir Darwish

Senior Member
Arabic
In Wolf Hollow, by Lauren Wolk, Annabel went out in the early morning and her family missed her:



“Where have you been, Annabelle?” my mother said when I came through the mudroom door. “One girl gone is one too many. Do you know how worried I was when I found your bed empty?”

I found that "one too many" is an idiom which may mean "drinking too much alcohol" but don't think that it's a proper meaning for the context!
 
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