pencil pusher


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pencil pusher

One who has a boring, meaningless office job. Primarily heard in US. I refuse to be a pencil pusher the rest of my life. I have big dreams and goals!
See also: pencil, pusher

pencil-pusher

n. a bureaucrat; a clerk; an office worker. (see also paper-pusher.) Look here, you lousy pencil-pusher, I want to talk to your boss!
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There are the usual and typical comments from the doubtful and economic pencil pushers that predict many problems, which include raw material shortages, government controls, international trade difficulties and many others.
Pencil Pushers, CLR/Fast Tax and Arthur Andersen have announced that they will have a full-blown Windows versions for the 1995 season, although Arthur Andersen will be limiting its distribution.
The sports media were gobbling down their free pre-game meal and lamenting the inevitable: The Islanders--a sportswriter's dream loaded with a group of articulate, honest, and stand-up players--eventually would be eliminated (it didn't happen until the next round against Montreal) and the great gathering of pencil pushers and microphone draggers would have to return to the baseball beat.
The deal will ring up a tab of more than $5 million and provide a slice of the corporate pie to fry cooks and pencil pushers alike.
ECONOMISTS ARE OFTEN REFERRED to as number grubbers, bean counters and pencil pushers.
Colette, from Firhouse in Dublin, has told how she was forced to provide a doctor's letter to HSE pencil pushers to prove Braiden was a stroke victim.
Dealing with UFO reports, the CIA felt, was more appropriately suited for pencil pushers over at the Air Force," Jacobsen wrote.
When they designed the current Civic, the Japanese pencil pushers left the soft, boring lines of its predecessor behind and went for broke.
Museum curator Alan Pearce said: "Museum staff will be here to give advice on sketching skills and techniques for everyone from novice pencil pushers to experienced artists.
But the acquisition of Lacerte and Pencil Pushers leaves many feeling vulnerable.
The stars came to the press luncheons and mingled with the pencil pushers.
Pencil Pushers is releasing its 32-bit Windows 95 version for corporations (including the forms 5500 and 990, but not the 1120s) and states for 1996.
A lot of doctors are complaining that pencil pushers, rather than medical doctors, are making the decision of when something is no longer medically necessary.
Instead the pencil pushers have gone for a bold imaginative look that may take a little time to get used too.
He would be the perfect choice to lead a blue-ribbon panel of regular Joes to grill the city's leading department managers and pencil pushers on why they need any of our money.