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gold-plated

1. Literally, coated something in a thin layer of gold. I just don't understand why you would ever want—let alone need—a gold-plated bathtub.
2. By extension, having or incorporating unnecessary, superfluous, and/or overbearing refinements, additions, or embellishments. Congress took what should have been a straightforward clean water initiative and turned it into a cumbersome and wildly impractical gold-plated bill. The county council has been accused of wastefully using taxpayer money to create gold-plated infrastructure improvements to the city.
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So, the cost of the toilets is in fact higher than gold-plated ones," said Tezcan KarakuE- Candan, head of the TMMOB's Ankara branch.
The company confirmed that 93 gold-plated iPhone 5S were pre-ordered in Bahrain, and were in the process of being shipped out.
The use of gold-plated brass beads for arthropod homogenization represents a cost-effective alternative to manual methods or methods employing more costly beads for homogenization.
5million dollars Monaco Red Diamond Edition, with gold-plated windows, pure tungsten exhausts, speed gauges encrusted in diamonds, and, most famously, leather seats made from a whale's penis.
Fourteen-carat gold-plated silver pendants and earrings are also offered at pounds 15 online.
Neelam Sharma, the owner of a gold-plated ornament shop in New Baneshwor, says her shop has been witnessing a rise in the number of young customers over the years as gold-plated stuff is cheaper, trendy and can be changed anytime without huge investment.
The handmade sterling silver, gold-plated buckle sets, spots, and the exquisite hand engraving on the pistols were provided by Conrad Anderson, Rocktree Enterprises, Kingston, Idaho.
For example, we have gold-plated a golf ball which has proved to be a very popular gift.
Constructed of gray limestone, black marble, and decorated with ornate gold-plated fixtures, One Penn Center is considered one of the richest examples of Art Deco style architecture in the world.
Acknowledging that 55% of Berlin airport traffic comes from low-fare airlines, a smiling Kieker said that BBI "will not be one of those gold-plated marble airports.
And then there are the titles of the individual works (all 2005), among them Circo incisione d'incapace, o il campo di grano placcato d'oro (Circus Engraving of the Incapable, or The Gold-Plated Wheat Field)--kitchen brooms; Carnevale al macello (Carnival at the Slaughterhouse)--ladles; L'idra aulico solido con una marcia in piu (The Solid Courtly Hydra with an Extra Gear)--plungers; La classica sindone di chi ha le mani in pasta (The Classic Shroud of One Who Has a Finger in Every Pie)--other kitchen utensils.
Each splendid cast exposed and explored the ballet's multifaceted beauty in a premiere series worth a gold-plated footnote in ABT history.
The MiniSmart's gold-plated contacts also meet the requirements of Europe's MasterCard and Visa EMV2000 specification for contact force, ICC signal timing, and reliability.
When fueled with adenosine trisphosphate, or ATP, a common energy source in cells, the gold-plated actin strands crawled along a surface coated with a sister muscle protein called myosin.
In addition to the gold-plated tabernacle, the burglars took every picture of Jesus in the church, several replicas of the Last Supper, candles, and two floral arrangements that had been dedicated in memory of deceased church members.