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Gold Plating

Gold Plating - as interpreted by GPT-4 & DALL-E 3

Gold Plating

gohld play-ting


The practice of embellishing a project with unnecessary features or enhancements, turning a simple teapot into a golden monument to one’s coding hubris.


From the metaphor of unnecessarily adding gold to an object.

Usage Example

Our project manager loves gold plating; our 'simple' app now forecasts weather on Mars.