Goldbricker

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Goldbricker

A person who appears to be working, but in fact is surfing the Internet, making personal phone calls, or generally not working. A goldbricker tries to look busy but in fact is not very productive at all.
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Pulver's great desire is to be like his idol, Roberts, whereas in truth he is a lot like Private Hargrove--an easygoing, unambitious goldbrick.
Due to the general outrage over our humiliation at the hands of the British alliance, goldbricks and malingerers, or those perceived as such, were shot on the flimsiest of excuses.
In addition to removing psychoneurosis's associations with the feminine, Morriss also clearly separates psychiatric casualties from the military's most reviled persons: "cowards" and "goldbricks" (p.