a pen pusher

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a pen pusher

  (British & Australian) also a pencil pusher (American)
someone who has a boring job in an office He's a frustrated desk-bound pen pusher who dreams of trekking through jungles. (British & Australian)
See also: pen, pusher
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It was an emotional journey for the mayor, who served 10 months near the front lines as a pencil pusher at the end of the Korean War in the early '50s.
The mere word sounds like something devised by a pencil pusher.