goldbricker(redirected from the gold-bricker)
be a goldbricker
To avoid or be neglectful of one's work or duties. Everyone knows that Ed's a goldbricker, so I'm not surprised he didn't finish that project like you asked him to. Come on, now, don't be a goldbricker. You were given a job, so you need to see it through!
See also: 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.
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n. a loafer. (Also a term of address.) Get moving, you goldbrickers.
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