cookie pusher

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cookie pusher

1. slang A flatterer. That guy is always quick to help the boss with any little thing—what a cookie pusher!
2. slang A lazy person. Well, you're quite the cookie pusher today! Have you even gotten off the couch once?
3. slang A waitress. Has our cookie pusher brought the check yet?
4. slang A diplomat. Is it true that that guy's a cookie pusher? I didn't know he worked for the government.
See also: cookie, pusher

cookie pusher

1. n. a bootlicker; someone who flatters other people for self-serving motives. When you’ve got a whole office full of cookie pushers, there’s always someone to take you to lunch.
2. n. a lazy do-nothing. I’m just looking for a cookie pusher to fire today.
See also: cookie, pusher
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Nothing but a bunch of "cookie pushers" is an ancient slur against diplomats who are thus seen as simply sitting at fine tables sipping tea and offering cookies to equally insipid, wealthy and powerful guests abroad.
How else to explain the apparently obligatory requirement to begin any discussion of the Foreign Service with a ritual criticism of the "bad old days" when the Service was "make, pale, and Yale" and "cookie pushers" ruled the roost and practiced daily ritual humiliation of everybody but themselves.
Clinton dredged up loaded descriptions of diplomacy such as "the traditional work of negotiating treaties and attending diplomatic conferences" or "old-fashioned shoe-leather diplomacy." Perhaps overly sensitive on my part, I detected in one or two spots the vestige of the worn canard-describing diplomats as "striped-pants cookie pushers at cocktail parties." Never mind, this was clearly not the Secretary's intention.