[ gohld-pley-ting ]
/ ˈgoʊldˈpleɪ tɪŋ /
the incorporation of costly and unnecessary features or refinements into a product or structure.
any expensive nonessential item, convenience, or feature: an apartment with a sauna and other gold-plating.
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Origin of gold-plating
First recorded in 1960–65
Definition for gold-plating (2 of 2)
[ gohld-pleyt ]
/ ˈgoʊldˈpleɪt /
verb (used with object), gold-plat·ed, gold-plat·ing.
to coat (base metal) with gold, especially by electroplating.
to incorporate costly features or refinements into (something) unnecessarily: The engineers were accused of gold-plating the construction project.
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British Dictionary definitions for gold-plating
(tr) to coat (other metal) with gold, usually by electroplating
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