paint the lily

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Related to paint the lily: gild the lily
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Synonyms for paint the lily

adorn unnecessarily (something that is already beautiful)

make unnecessary additions to what is already complete

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Paint The Lily is not without a chance, but I take the view that Wade has decided to put up capable claimer Fearghal Davis to get his valuable 7lb allowance off the horse's back.