pencil pusher

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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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You can bet your life that the pencil-pusher who didn't cough up was getting paid.
Either way, it's long past time for the pencil-pushers at the Treasury Department to do their housing homework.
Instead, the pencil-pushers concentrated their efforts at the rear of the executive saloon.
The car's chic exterior looks are a bit of a bonus, though, because the pencil-pushers at Toyota actually took a rather unusual approach by designing the Auris from the inside out.
The pencil-pushers at Kia have also been busy of late, with an early view of a sporty little number.