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  • noun Used other than as an idiom. a plate made of, or coloured gold
  • noun a thin layer of gold applied to the surface of an object, often by an electrolytic method
  • verb to apply gold plate to an object, to plate with gold
  • verb idiomatic to incorporate costly or otherwise excessive features or refinements unnecessarily, to over engineer
  • verb etc to embellish, to extend beyond its intended scope, especially so as to become stifling, or rigid and inflexible

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  • verb plate with gold
  • verb plate with gold
  • noun a thin plating of gold on something
  • noun tableware that is plated with gold
  • verb plate with gold

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