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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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Also on exhibit will be minaudieres with metallic tree root designs and 24k gold-plated fish clasps.
The most expensive piece in the new range is a [euro]380 gold-plated locket inspired by the domed ceiling of the palace's Music Room.
It features a head-turning blue-and-red color scheme, an 18K gold-plated club insignia, an FCB-themed UI and an exclusive case sporting laser-printed signatures from five top Barca players
Preference to gold remained always there but the jewellery snatching, security and high prices forced the people to switch to gold-plated jewellery which is low in price and has resale value as that of gold ornaments.
"Photos of the gold-plated toilet seats were in newspapers.
Under the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Programme, a programme that allows Rolls-Royce customers to specify the features of their car, creating their own unique models, the highest allocation of these iconic gold-plated statues are available for customers in Abu Dhabi.
BAHRAIN residents have spent at least $260,000 on exclusive 24-carat gold-plated versions of the new iPhone 5S.
DUBAI is to have its own SPiN club -- where revelers can play Ping-Pong on gold-plated tables, dance the night away and enjoy some international cuisine.
Other methods capable of homogenizing single small arthropod in high-throughput formats include mechanical agitation with either silica (400 to 800 [micro]m) or zirconium (200 |jm) beads (4, 5), solid stainless steel ball bearings (6, 7), tungsten carbide beads (Qiagen) (8), and gold-plated tungsten hollow core beads (9) (Spirit River Inc.).
What's more we don't have gold-plated pensions either.
A GOLD-plated whip (pictured) with the inscription 'presented to Fred Archer' has been given an estimate of between pounds 8,000 and pounds 12,000 before it goes under the hammer at Scarborough Fine Arts in West Sussex on Wednesday.