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gold brick

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US informal

Definition of gold brick in English:

noun

1A thing that looks valuable, but is in fact worthless.
1.1 (also goldbricker) A confidence trickster.
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.
2A lazy person.
Example sentences
  • We finished the pen around the time those two goldbrickers returned from their joyride.

verb

(goldbrick) Back to top  
1 [no object] Invent excuses to avoid a task; shirk: he wasn’t goldbricking; he was really sick
2 [with object] Swindle (someone): look out they don’t goldbrick you

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