goldbricking
goldbricking goldbricking n. The evasion of work or duty. [informal]

Syn: shirking, slacking, soldiering, goofing off. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • Goldbricking — For other uses of the term goldbrick , see Gold brick (disambiguation). Goldbricking, in today s terms, generally refers to staff who use their work internet access for personal reasons while maintaining the appearance of working, which can lead… …   Wikipedia

  • goldbricking — goldbrick gold‧brick [ˈgəʊldbrɪk ǁ ˈgoʊld ] verb [intransitive] informal HUMAN RESOURCES to do no work when you are at your place of work or to stay away from your place of work when you should be there: • Working from home, once considered an… …   Financial and business terms

  • goldbricking — noun the evasion of work or duty • Syn: ↑shirking, ↑slacking, ↑soldiering, ↑goofing off • Derivationally related forms: ↑goldbrick, ↑slack (for: ↑sla …   Useful english dictionary

  • goldbrick — gold‧brick [ˈgəʊldbrɪk ǁ ˈgoʊld ] verb [intransitive] informal HUMAN RESOURCES to do no work when you are at your place of work or to stay away from your place of work when you should be there: • Working from home, once considered an opportunity… …   Financial and business terms

  • goldbrick — 1. n. a lazy person. □ Pete is just a lazy goldbrick. □ Tell that goldbrick to get back to work. 2. in. to be lazy; to shirk one’s duty. □ Stop goldbricking and get back to work. □ …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • goofing off — noun the evasion of work or duty • Syn: ↑shirking, ↑slacking, ↑soldiering, ↑goldbricking • Derivationally related forms: ↑goldbrick (for: ↑goldbricking), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • shirking — noun the evasion of work or duty (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑slacking, ↑soldiering, ↑goofing off, ↑goldbricking • Derivationally related forms: ↑goldbrick (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • slacking — noun the evasion of work or duty • Syn: ↑shirking, ↑soldiering, ↑goofing off, ↑goldbricking • Derivationally related forms: ↑goldbrick (for: ↑goldbricking), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • soldiering — noun 1. skills that are required for the life of soldier (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑soldiership • Derivationally related forms: ↑soldier (for: ↑soldiership), ↑soldier …   Useful english dictionary

  • gold´brick´er — gold brick, Informal. anything that looks good at first but turns out to be worthless. gold|brick «GOHLD BRIHK», verb, noun. Informal. –v.i. 1. to avoid duties by any evasion or excuse, such as pretended illness: »The medics found that the airmen …   Useful english dictionary

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