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Gilding the lily…honestly.

Highly Illogical transparencyGilding the lily.  You know, trowelling it on a little thick, exagerating the upside, talking it up.  The expression is well known but where does it come from?  Well like so many turns of phrase and common expressions in the English language one William Shakespeare is responsible for this appendage to our vocabulary.  Or is he? Continue reading


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