gold plating


gold plating
n.
Including unnecessarily expensive items in a construction or renovation project to justify a large budget or a substantial rent increase.
Example Citation:
"All improvements must be reviewed and approved by the rent board, which frowns on what is known in industry jargon as 'gold-plating,' that is, loading up the building with extravagances like Oriental rugs, crystal chandeliers or antique furniture."
— Tom Zoellner, "Proposition Would Bolster S.F. Rent Control," The San Francisco Chronicle, October 17, 2000
Earliest Citation:
"Jay Oren, a staff architect for the cultural affairs department, said that the $5.15-million plan is 'not a gold-plated program,' but that he understands how some people have been surprised by the estimated price. 'It doesn't shock me because I'm used to building construction costs,' he said."
— Larry Gordon, "Park Center to Rise From Ashes, " Los Angeles Times, March 12, 1987
Notes:
This term first began popping up in the late 80s.
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