Definition of gold brick in English:

gold brick

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US informal


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


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  • 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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