gild the lily
  • IPA: /ˈɡɪld ðə ˈlɪli/

gild the lily

  1. (idiomatic) To embellish or improve something unnecessarily.
    Synonyms: go overboard, over-egg the pudding
  2. To add superfluous attributes to something.
Translations Translations
  • Italian: infronzolare
  • Spanish: rizar el rizo

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