He was run out of a Texas town for trying to sell a rock painted yellow as a gold brick.
She acted as though someone had been tryin' to sell her a gold brick.
But I don't want Paul to get away with the proceeds of the gold brick we sold Peter.
Now a gold brick is indestructible; you can't think of anything that would last forever like a gold brick.
Mrs. Morrison takes all the worry off us; she's a brick too, a gold brick!'
The man who takes the gold brick always tries to hide it if he can't blame it off on his wife or sister or aunt.
How do we know that the avouching unknown could not have been sold a gold brick?
Anything that suggests a gold brick is bound to scare sensible people.
"It was what I was thinkin' of—gold brick," the Cap'n went on.
The man stared back at H. R. and, with the canvasser's professional look of congratulation, replied, "A gold brick!"
"shirker," 1914, World War I armed forces slang, from earlier verb meaning "to swindle, cheat" (1902) from the old con game of selling spurious "gold" bricks (attested by 1882).