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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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While talking to reporter, newly wed Amina Malik said I believe that jewellery can completely change the look, I bought many gold-plated jewellery sets for my wedding because in gold-plated jewellery one gets every kind of colour and shade to blend with attires and in less money one can buy matching ornaments and other accessories.
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.
Tesco's bargain engagement ring is made from gold-plated silver and the stones are zirconia - a cheap, man-made substitute for diamonds.
Summary: London, July 29, 2010, SPA -- A set of gold-plated dentures worn by British wartime leader Winston Churchill were auctioned for 15,200 pounds (23,740 dollars) Thursday.
The real gold-plated pensions belong to public sector fat cats who have got fatter under the previous government.
KATHMANDU, April 28 -- Gold-plated ornaments are in these days with an increasing number of youngsters choosing such ornaments as the gold price is rising.
YOUR report headlined "Pensions drain the coffers as budgets tighten" (The Journal, February 9) was wide of the mark in referring to gold-plated public sector pensions.
The holster rig is an exacting replica of Roy's original, fully carved using the identical pattern as on the original with hand crafted and engraved gold-plated spots and buckle sets.
PRODESIGN has launched a limited gold-plated Iris collection to make the wearer "look like a million".
Caan also presented the youngsters with gold-plated iPods - produced by Goldgenie, a gold-plating firm he backed on Dragon's Den.
The Prescot pair are also pushing the boundaries in what can be gold-plated.
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.