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pen pusher

noun [C]
 
 
UK ( US pencil pusher)
disapproving someone who has an office job that is not very interesting or important and involves a lot of paperwork: The ad made the job sound exciting but I'm just a glorified pen pusher.
Translations of “pen pusher”
in Chinese (Traditional) 機關辦事員, 書記, 職員…
in Chinese (Simplified) 机关办事员, 文书…
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