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What is another word for gilding the lily?

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Noun
A statement that represents something as better or worse than it really is
Verb
Present participle for to exceed an unstated limit, especially a limit of acceptable behavior
“Despite his numerous achievements, John's attempts to gild the lily by constantly seeking additional praise from others only made him appear arrogant and insecure.”
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