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    Idiom ?

    IŽd like to ask what it means - DO NOT GUILD THE LILY!
    thanks in advance

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    Re: Idiom ?

    Hello Peter

    "To gild the lily" is a proverbial expression. It means to decorate something that is already sufficiently decorative or beautiful.

    There is a similar expression in Shakespeare's "King John":

    "To gild refinèd gold, to paint the lily...
    Is wasteful and ridiculous excess."


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