From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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gold-platedˌgold-ˈplated adjective DCJsomething that is gold-plated has a layer of gold on top of another metalgold plate noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
gold-platedOven-to-table Maitred'hotel is a range of oven-to-tableware in solid stainless steel with gold-plated handles.The tax system gives workers and their employers strong incentives to provide gold-plated health care rather than cash.Houses are no longer the gold-plated investment they have been since the war.Mansions sprung up in the once poor agricultural center, and one drug lord walked its streets with gold-plated sandals.Milton ward Tories were so impressed by his la-de-da-accent and gold-plated walking stick that they made him social secretary.