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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Charnley, a long-time St James' Park pencil-pusher with no apparent experience of top-flight sport outside the four walls of his office, has climbed his way up the company ladder.
Don't be dominated by some consultant pencil-pusher who just graduated.
DEATH SENTENCE DELIVERED with all the subtle nuances and sensitivity you'd expect from the director of Saw, Kevin Bacon manages to go from straight-laced pencil-pusher to shotgun-sporting killing machine after his son's killed before most of the audience had finished their nachos.
You can bet your life that the pencil-pusher who didn't cough up was getting paid.
As this pencil-pusher left, he thought to ask him: "I wonder why the people dealing with the girl who starved to death in Birmingham weren't as persistent?
Kudrow's new show - which she co-created with ``Sex and the City's'' Michael Patrick King - is a cross between the British ``The Office,'' a faux reality series about a piteously self-aggrandizing pencil-pusher, and Roseanne's ill-conceived reality series meltdown about the making of her cooking show, which never actually aired.
People see that (he) isn't just a pencil-pusher, a financial guy or something like that.
Whether ye be a landlubbin' pencil-pusher or a true salty sea dog, Pirate Jesus, with his parrot, patch, and lopsided grin, is concerned for your salvation.
How often, after all, do a meek pencil-pusher and a portly scam artist share the limelight, without a "tall, dark and handsome" anywhere in the script?
I'm a hands-on, outdoors-type person more than a pencil-pusher.
Clearly there are also some other secret ingredients, but the pencil-pusher was not for passing them on.
THE Office star Mackenzie Crook says he was just like his nerdy pencil-pusher character Gareth as a teenager.
The rule, apparently written with summer football all-star games in mind, had been around for years but wasn't applied to the Milligan game until a Daily News photograph of last year's action caught the eye of some pencil-pusher downtown.
The leading pencil-pusher has already created a series of breathtaking cars, such as the current Jaguar XK coupe and roadster, as well as several of the latest Aston Martin supercars.
It was one of the first models created by BMW's controversial pencil-pusher Chris Bangle, and it shook the Establishment.