Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Gild"

The meaning of "Gild" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does gild the lily mean?
A: @emma9999999 "gild the lily" です。

gild = to gold plate an object, cover it in a thin layer of gold.

This expression means 'to spoil something by trying to make it better', 'to waste effort'.
Q: What does gild the lily mean?
A: vergolden die Lilie

Q: What does gild mean?
A: gild: give a suspicious or false brilliance; an association of craftsmen and merchants

Example sentences using "Gild"

Q: Please show me example sentences with gild.
A: glid means thin cover with gold...but don't know how to use in sentence
Q: Please show me example sentences with "gild the lily".
A: As you probably know, 'gild the lily' means to try to improve something that is already perfect.

This isn't a phrase used very often. In fact, I don't think I've ever used it.

Here are some example sentences:

'Should I add more roses to this cake or would I be gilding the lily?'
'That painting is already perfect, don't add anything else to it, why gild the lily?'
'She's so beautiful already, wearing all that make-up is just gilding the lily'

I hope that helps :)

Other questions about "Gild"

Q: Please show me how to pronounce gild, guild, guilt.
A: gild and guild sound pretty much the same haha

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