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  • n  a soldier who performs his duties without proper care or effort
  • n  an idle worthless person
  • n  a brick-shaped block that looks like gold but is not
  • n  anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless
  • v  deprive of by deceit
  • v  avoid (one's assigned duties)

  • Front-line soldiers have long argued that the Army could stop worrying about its manpower reserves if it just cashed in a few of its rear-echelon goldbricks.
  • Among its 113 characters, every military type is representedthe good soldier, the coward, the goldbrick, the rank-happy shavetail, the lucky and the wound-prone.
  • In spite of his rare protective talents as a chowhound and goldbrick, Lanza's throat was so raw with Texas dust that he could not sing.

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