Gild The Lily

Meaning of Idiom ‘Gild the Lily’ To gild the lily means to add unnecessary decoration or exaggeration to something that is almost perfect the way it is. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Helterbran, Valeri R. Exploring Idioms: a Critical-Thinking Resource for Grades 4-8. Maupin House Pub., 2008.,3Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. … Read more