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gold plating

Including unnecessarily expensive items in a construction or renovation project to justify a large budget or a substantial rent increase.

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A man involved in stealing a gold plated urn from a mausoleum at Manila Memorial Park last Tuesday was nabbed in a follow-up operation conducted by the Paranaque City Police on Friday night.
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Gold plated jewellery helps in keeping old traditional styles alive, he added.
According to the company's spokesperson, individuals can have their favorite Apple watch gold plated for as little as $250, while the original costs as much as $10,000 - $17,000.
Following the now-famous trend of gold plated smartphones, the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now being offered with 24K gold plating.
Prop-makers Propshop, who created the model DB5 sports cars required for special effect scenes in the most recent Bond film Skyfall, have created under license, a one-off model with 24-carat gold plated detailing using 3D scans of the full size DB5.
We don't need our roads and rail services gold plated up here, but we're sick of being treated like an impoverished relative who's expected to fawn in gratitude at a few stale crumbs from the rich man's table.
Goldgenie's customers can buy a gold plated iPhone 5 from EeAu1,800 (Dh10,234) and a gold Blackberry Q10 at EeAu1,500 and more.
It's gold plated which has three diamonds for headlights and three rubies for tail lights.
He even sent Britain's Queen Elizabeth a gold plated USB stick as a present on her Diamond Jubilee.
All preliminary work was completed and preparations were made for installing the gold plated doors.
And they have gold plated pensions when they leave life as an MP.