goldbrick


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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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Goldbrick, care of Mills and Mills, 14 City Road (presumably in Chippendale).
Metallic metaphors: goldbrick, silver bullet, brassy, leaden, tin ear
Pulver's great desire is to be like his idol, Roberts, whereas in truth he is a lot like Private Hargrove--an easygoing, unambitious goldbrick.
Instead, he chose to list slang and expressions such as goldbrick, snafu, and ``Kilroy was here.
Due to the general outrage over our humiliation at the hands of the British alliance, goldbricks and malingerers, or those perceived as such, were shot on the flimsiest of excuses.