Definition of gold brick in English:

gold brick

noun

US
informal
  • 1A thing that looks valuable, but is in fact worthless.

    1. 1.1 A 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.’
  • 2A lazy person.

    • ‘We finished the pen around the time those two goldbrickers returned from their joyride.’

verb

US
informal
  • 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
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  • 2with object Swindle (someone)

    ‘look out they don't goldbrick you’
    swindle, defraud, deceive, trick, dupe, hoodwink, double-cross, gull
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Pronunciation

gold brick