gild the lily

Definitions of gild the lily
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v make unnecessary additions to what is already complete

Synonyms:
paint the lily
Type of:
add
make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of

v adorn unnecessarily (something that is already beautiful)

Synonyms:
paint the lily
Type of:
adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament
make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

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