paint the lily
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Related to paint the lily: gild the lily
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|Verb||1.||paint the lily - adorn unnecessarily (something that is already beautiful)|
|2.||paint the lily - make unnecessary additions to what is already complete|
add - make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of; "We added two students to that dorm room"; "She added a personal note to her letter"; "Add insult to injury"; "Add some extra plates to the dinner table"