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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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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. Regardless of its cause, managerial apathy ignores the reality of human behavior.
Even though the hours the sick employee must be at home are greater than the normal workday, the court concluded that: "...this requirement is certainly a rational way to protect against 'goldbricking.' It is reasonable, after all, to expect that an employee too ill to work is too ill to be going about other matters outside the home, even beyond the hours of 9 to 5."(12)
Where goldbricking had been winked at, it was no longer tolerated.
Goldbricking. Although the information asymmetries are similar under the reserve system and free agency, the free agency transaction may still be unique in one important respect.
(1952), "Quota restriction and goldbricking in a machine shop", American Journal of Sociology, Vol.
Meanwhile, striking scenes of military cover-ups, goldbricking, candid dialogue by villagers and government officials, and lax discipline challenge the notion of a country united in its resolve to achieve victory for the fatherland.