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gold brick

Syllabification: gold brick
US informal

Definition of gold brick in English:

noun

1A thing that looks valuable but is in fact worthless.
1.1 (also goldbrick or goldbricker) A con man.
Example sentences
  • In such small communities, thieves, liars, and goldbrickers could easily be identified.
  • He'd catch up to the goldbrickers in a moment, he just needed to rest.
1.2A lazy person: [as modifier]: hardworking Amos and goldbrick Andy
More example sentences
  • We finished the pen around the time those two goldbrickers returned from their joyride.

verb

(usually goldbrick) [no object] Back to top  
1Invent excuses to avoid a task; shirk: he wasn’t goldbricking; he was really sick
1.1 [with object] Swindle (someone).

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