gild the lily
paint the lily
To add unnecessarily to something already beautiful or good enough.
To talk about a beautiful sunset is to gild the lily.
For the beautiful girl to use makeup would be to gild the lily.
Frank's father is a millionaire, but Frank gilds the lily by saying he is a billionaire.
paint a gloomy picture
To describe something in a gloomy, pessimistic way.
We are sad because the weather forecast has painted a gloomy picture for all of next week when we go on vacation.
paint oneself into a corner
To get oneself into a bad situation that is difficult or impossible to get out of.
By promising to both lower taxes and raise the defense budget, the president has painted himself into a corner.
paint the town red
paint the town
To go out to drink and have a good time; celebrate wildly; carouse.
Провести время в баре за выпивкой, хорошо провести время.
It was the sailors' first night ashore; they painted the town red.
To celebrate the victory, the team's supporters painted the town red.
Чтобы отпраздновать победу, болельщики команды кутили всю ночь.