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gold-plate

1. Literally, to coat something (usually a base metal) in a thin layer of gold. I just don't understand why you would ever want—let alone need—to gold-plate your bathtub.
2. By extension, to incorporate unnecessary, superfluous, and/or overbearing refinements, additions, or embellishments into something. Congress took what should have been a straightforward clean water initiative and gold-plated it into a cumbersome, overreaching, and wildly impractical mess of a bill. Knowing that the city council would be footing the bill, the architect tried to gold-plate the design for the new courthouse.
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Receiving a Gold Plate symbolises the highest accolade restaurants or dining establishments can achieve in the NT.
The Department of Business has been a major sponsor of the Gold Plate Awards since 2005 when the Minister for Business Encouragement Award was established.
had seven gold plates, which were given to him after they were found in a bag in the airport.
An Ugandan tourist, 48, said in the investigation that he brought gold plates weighing 25kg from his home country to sell to a jewellery shop in the Gold Souq in Naif area.
Then we make brass tiles on which thin gold plates are placed.
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The weight of the gold plates at the upper portion of the 326-foot pagoda was estimated at 6 tons, 15 years ago, but because devotees have since added more gold plates every year, the present weight is not known.
Summary: Five African men have been sentenced to three years in prison each followed by deportation for robbing Dh8 million worth of gold plates from a Mali national.
On the night the incident took place, he was carrying 45kg of gold plates worth Dh8 million.
The TTD authorities have set up a high- security workshop at Sri Venkateshwara Museum, Tirumala, where nearly 60 craftsmen from Nikhil Metal Arts and Crafts of Tirupati and Gnanam Enterprises of Kochi are engaged in chiselling the gold plates to be fitted on to the temple walls.