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    Question gold-plated service

    Dear teachers,


    I have found in Harols Pinter's text an expression "gold-plated service" (not about actual gold plating but about catering in the bar) and wonder whether this is a usual saying in English. Maybe this is the expression which characterises the character of the play as an ignorant person. Could you explain, please?


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    Thumbs up Re: gold-plated service

    thank you indeed, Gillnetter

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    Re: gold-plated service

    We have silver service, which is a way of serving food, so it sounds like an imaginary variation on that. If it's gold-plated, I would imagine it's pretending to be formal and luxurious, but a bit fake.

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