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goldbrick

1. verb To avoid or neglect one's work or duties. A "gold brick" is a bar of metal that appears to be actual gold when it is not. Quit goldbricking and get back to work! Ed's been known to goldbrick, so I'm not surprised that he didn't finish that project like you asked him to.
2. noun One who avoids or neglects their work or duties. Ed's a known goldbrick, so I'm not surprised that he didn't finish that project like you asked him to.
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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.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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