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goldbrick

1. n. a lazy person. Pete is just a lazy goldbrick.
2. in. to be lazy; to shirk one’s duty. Whoever is goldbricking when I come back gets a real talking to.
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Bosses are beginning to take a dim view of "virtual goldbricking.
Arguments should not be delayed by patter, and goldbricking words should be eliminated.
If we make too much of this minor pilferage, we are likely to damage morale and increase demands for higher wages as well as drive up goldbricking.
Where goldbricking had been winked at, it was no longer tolerated.
Meanwhile, striking scenes of military cover-ups, goldbricking, candid dialogue by villagers and government officials, and lax discipline challenge the notion of a country united in its resolve to achieve victory for the fatherland.
When I broke my arm in a fall, I got a lot of sympathy, but when you live with pain and you can't will yourself to get up out of bed because you are so anemic and feel so miserable, that is viewed as goldbricking.