goldbricker


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goldbricker

One who avoids or neglects their work or duties. A "gold brick" is a bar of metal that appears to be actual gold when it is not. Ed's a known goldbricker, so I'm not surprised that he didn't finish that project like you asked him to.

goldbricker

n. a loafer. (Also a term of address.) Get moving, you goldbrickers.
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In fact, had that horse [Goldbricker] run, he was a stone and a half wrong [at the weights] as York Cliff is rated 80 and Goldbricker is 51."
WITH plenty of support in the tipsters' table, Goldbricker looks like going off short for the Norfolk Showground Claiming Stakes (2.10) at Yarmouth.
Having said all that, I have to admit that in my lifetime of having met a rather broad socioeconomic scale of humanity, I have encountered few true goldbrickers. Call me crazy, but I think most people have at least the potential of being good workers--it's just that the potential isn't always realized.
When Waldo Emerson bailed his pal, Henry Thoreau, from Concord jail for vagrancy on the Post Road, Congress earned their double-eagle daily reporting to Sergeant-at-Arms, & they kept a dungeon for goldbrickers in the Capital cellar.
Shackford said that there was an initial surge of some "goldbrickers" buying chain saws and generators and selling them on the street corners, but "the Georgia Pacific's and the Goodyear's are not going to gouge people and raise the prices." Home Depot, he said, is already selling to people at cost and the materials in Orlando and further north are being diverted to the affected areas.