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Verb: gild the lily
  1. Adorn unnecessarily (something that is already beautiful)
    - paint the lily
     
  2. Make unnecessary additions to what is already complete
    - paint the lily

Derived forms: gilding the lily, gilded the lily, gilds the lily

Type of: add, adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament

Encyclopedia: Gild the lily