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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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This happens when a couple of adolescent, car-jacking punks (Jonathan Tucker and Ben Foster) break into a rich accountant's mountain enclave (the compound is straight out of Shangri-La), attempt to steal his pricey SUV and end up, through a series of unfortunate events that would even bum out Lemony Snicket, taking the pencil pusher (Kevin Pollack), his adolescent daughter (Michelle Horn) and adorable tot son (Jimmy Bennett) hostage.
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The stars came to the press luncheons and mingled with the pencil pushers.