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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless; An idle worthless person; A soldier who performs his duties without proper care or effort;

Usage examples (16)
  • Real work started to seem like a life sentence, so he dealt with it by becoming a goldbrick.
  • I was getting goldbrick looks from the men working at their desks, so I went back to my cubicle.
  • True enough, assignments do not all have the same level of work requirement, and one is sometimes handed a wide open opportunity to goldbrick.
  • Such activities might have included producing vituperative TV ads calling a decorated-war-hero senator a goldbrick, or sponsoring hysterical Web sites accusing the... for more
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