gild the lilyRate this phrase:(0.00 / 0 votes)Say it
To embellish or improve something unnecessarily; to add superfluous attributes to something.

Additional definitions for 'gild the lily':

gild the lilyadd unnecessary ornamentation
See them all »


Find a translation for the gild the lily phrase in other languages:

Select another language:

Nearby phrases

Some more phrases from our dictionary similiar to gild the lily

Discuss this gild the lily phrase with the community:


Use the citation below to add this gild the lily definition to your bibliography:


"gild the lily." STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 24 Feb. 2018. <>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest human-edited phrases collection on the web!