Translation of "bean counter" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

bean counter

noun [ C ] us US informal disapproving

an accountant (= person who works in finance) especially one who works for a large company and does not like to allow employees to spend money

It looked like the project was going to be approved, but the bean counters said it wasn't cost-effective. 眼看这个项目就要获批准了,但会计师们认为它不划算。

(Translation of “bean counter” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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