trying the adorn something that is already beautiful.
The table is already clean and decorated for the dinner, don't gild the lily.
by ahmet April 08, 2006
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Also, as an alternate meaning, another phrase for female masturbation; the manual stimulation of the clitoris performed on oneself.
After I found out that my boyfriend couldn't make a bootycall last night, I had to gild the lily to get to sleep.
by kimpoopy April 28, 2008