pill pusher(redirected from a pill-pusher)
slang Someone, especially a medical doctor, who is authorized to prescribe medication. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Being a psychiatrist is about a whole lot more than being a pill pusher—medication should be the very last resort when treating a patient. You shouldn't go to some pill pusher every time you have a cough. You're body doesn't need all those drugs in it.
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pill-pusherand pill-roller and pill-peddler
n. a nickname for a physician. I went to the infirmary, but the pill-pusher wasn’t in. The lousy pill-roller just gave me some aspirin.
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