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1A thing that looks valuable, but is in fact worthless.
- 1.1A confidence trickster.‘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.’
- 1.1A confidence trickster.
2A lazy person.‘We finished the pen around the time those two goldbrickers returned from their joyride.’
1no object Invent excuses to avoid a task; shirk.‘he wasn't goldbricking; he was really sick’evade one's duty, be remiss, be negligent, skulk, play truant, malinger
2with object Swindle (someone)‘look out they don't goldbrick you’swindle, defraud, deceive, trick, dupe, hoodwink, double-cross, gull
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