Definitions

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  • adj. Having a thin layer of gold applied to the surface, often by an electrolytic method.
  • adj. incorporating costly or otherwise excessive features or refinements unnecessarily; to be over-engineered
  • adj. to be embellished to excess, especially so as to be stifling, or rigid and inflexible,
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of gold-plate.

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Examples

  • Tuxedojunction: If we could agree that the term 'gold-plated' is irrelevant and disingenuous in this debate, we could start to get an understanding of what this is all about.

    Public sector strikes - Wednesday 30 November

  • The phrase "gold-plated pension" appears 9,500 times on the Daily Mail website.

    Richard (RJ) Eskow: Britain's Massive Anti-Austerity Strike: Could It Happen Here?

  • Trade unions representing a million state employees are drawing up plans for strikes that could bring Britain's schools, universities, courts and Whitehall to a standstill as early as June in protest over government plans to end so-called "gold-plated" public sector pensions, the Guardian has learned.

    Million-strong strike planned over pensions

  • Massive renovation costs for what locals call a "gold-plated sewer system" and its "Taj Mahal" waste treatment plant are behind the precipitous rise in rates.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • The report drew a grim comparison between today's pensioners, many of whom have benefited from so-called "gold-plated" final salary schemes - where retirement income is linked to earnings - and the next generation of workers, who have on the whole missed out on these guaranteed schemes, and now look set to retire with far lower pensions than their parents.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Look, unless the markets tank because of this cieling crap, I will probably be fine even though I have to pay $1100 for a dental crown despite my so-called gold-plated insurance.

  • Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Trade unions representing a million state employees are drawing up plans for strikes that could bring Britain's schools, universities, courts and Whitehall to a standstill as early as June in protest over government plans to end so-called "gold-plated" public sector pensions, the Guardian has learned.

    The Guardian World News

  • in today's report, Hutton insists the change from the so-called "gold-plated" final salary schemes to ones based on career averages means a link with a workers' earnings is retained unlike the vast majority of pensions in the private sector, which are instead based on the contributions employees make.

    The Guardian World News

  • If you look through these, they all gold-plated relics of the Cold War.

    But The Motives Stay The Same | ATTACKERMAN

  • What hypocrisy - coming from a guy like Lugar who doesn't have to worry about paying for his gold-plated health care.

    Lugar: Senate should put off health care debate

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