Meaning of gold-plating

gold-plat•ing

Pronunciation: (gōld'plā'ting), [key]
— n.
  1. the incorporation of costly and unnecessary features or refinements into a product or structure.
  2. any expensive nonessential item, convenience, or feature: an apartment with a sauna and other gold-plating.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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