gold brick

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gold brick

n.
1. A bar of gilded cheap metal that appears to be genuine gold.
2. A fraudulent, worthless substitute.

gold brick

n
1. something with only a superficial appearance of value
2. informal US an idler or shirker
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Having said all that, I have to admit that in my lifetime of having met a rather broad socioeconomic scale of humanity, I have encountered few true goldbrickers.
When Waldo Emerson bailed his pal, Henry Thoreau, from Concord jail for vagrancy on the Post Road, Congress earned their double-eagle daily reporting to Sergeant-at-Arms, & they kept a dungeon for goldbrickers in the Capital cellar.