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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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Soldiers borrowing and couch-surfing while waiting months for their veterans benefits to start after their military pay is cut off upon discharge; homelessness, substance abuse, and suicide amongst those caught in a bureaucratic quagmire while pencil pushers at two different ministries sort through their filing cabinets; and endless empty promises to fix the problem, leaving the solution more "a concept, not a reality" after successive governments with a penchant for talk over action.
The animators at Disney weren't the only pencil pushers who faced unfair working conditions in the industry.
A sell-out crowd of 500 will watch the eight-bout card of 16 male and female fighters, who have been transformed from pencil pushers to pugilists after eight weeks of training.
On a recent day, as Tirado and Nelson joked about being pencil pushers now stuck in an office and reminisced about their time in the field and how they served in the academy together, they listened as the crackle of Tirado's radio brought the device to life.
boymolloy VVMOST of these racecourses are run by accountants and pencil pushers, hence pricey drinks and bad food.
The research found that students who multitasked on their laptops performed significantly worse than the pencil pushers, and their effect even reached to students sitting near the laptop users.
Heather Brown wrote: "I'm sure most people with disabilities are sick to the back teeth of being told by pencil pushers what's best for them.
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.
Hmm and now we're wishing for the next study to come our way to be on the squares in the officeC*the pencil pushers can't all be goody two-shoes right?
It's the code name I gave these government pencil pushers long ago.
As Congress decides whether astronauts and the rest of us will be rejected by insurance company drones or government pencil pushers, we can imagine the following scenario:
When they designed the current-generation Civic, the Japanese pencil pushers left the soft, boring lines of its predecessor behind and went for broke.
But chances are, even if this year's increases are due to changes in how pencil pushers push their pencils, the number of women dying in and around childbirth is even higher than the CDC's most recent report indicates.
That would satisfy the pencil pushers and let a true football man get on with improving the team, while he could also take a crash course to get the qualifications over time if need be.
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.