goldbrick


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Synonyms for goldbrick

to pass time without working or in avoiding work

Synonyms for goldbrick

a soldier who performs his duties without proper care or effort

a brick-shaped block that looks like gold but is not

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anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless

avoid (one's assigned duties)

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The playwright renders the American soldiers with a remarkable feel for the language, language, and speech rhythms as the dispirited men shirk their responsibilities, goldbrick, and malinger.
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Metallic metaphors: goldbrick, silver bullet, brassy, leaden, tin ear