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

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bean counternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbiːn ˌkaʊn.tər/ us /ˈbiːn ˌkaʊn.t̬ɚ/ mainly US informal disapproving

an accountant (= someone who takes care of a company's financial affairs), 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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