Gilding the lily

In some, non-U.S., police circles it’s called gilding the lily.  But you are not supposed to get caught.

Officer Investigated For Perjury After DUI Case Falls Apart, By Dan Morse, Washington Post, 7 May 2009.

Although gilding the lily is really more subtle than this.  It’s those oft remembered micro-facts months after the case, arrest, interrogation, etc.

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