overgild

overgild

(ˌəʊvəˈɡɪld)
vb (tr) , -gilds, -gilding, -gilded or -gilt
to cover with gilding; gild too much
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Howard Jenkins, a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, warns: "It is possible to overgild the lily - you don't want a pounds 10,000 bathroom or pounds 20,000 kitchen in an ex-council house.