made to look like gold
, sold by a swindler.
anything supposed to be valuable but which
turns out to be worthless.
Also, gold·brick·er. Slang. a person, especially a soldier, who shirks responsibility or performs duties without proper effort or care.
verb (used without object) Slang.
to shirk responsibility or perform halfheartedly; loaf.
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