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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.
In the course of the play, this is countered by patriotic and didactic speeches in which the goldbricking soldiers are reviled, the importance of the service division extolled, and the fact that this is the war to preserve American democracy remembered (21-22, 28-29).
Moreover, studies have shown that employees who engage in workplace abuse (excessive absenteeism, goldbricking, pilfering, for example) are at a higher risk to commit fraud.
They were told to cheer up, to stop being lazy, or to stop 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.