goldbrick


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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.

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.
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.