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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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.