"goldbrick" in the noun sense
a soldier who performs his duties without proper care or effort
2. goldbrick, goof-off, ne'er-do-well, good-for-nothing, no-account, good-for-naught
an idle worthless person
a brick-shaped block that looks like gold but is not
anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless
"goldbrick" in the verb sense
1. victimize, swindle, rook, goldbrick, nobble, diddle, bunco, defraud, scam, mulct, hornswoggle, short-change, con
deprive of by deceit
"He swindled me out of my inheritance"
"She defrauded the customers who trusted her"
2. fiddle, shirk, shrink from, goldbrick
avoid (one's assigned duties
"The derelict soldier shirked his duties"
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