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bean counternoun [C]

uk   /ˈbiːn ˌkaʊn.tər/ us   /ˈbiːn ˌkaʊn.t̬ɚ/ mainly US informal disapproving
(Definition of bean counter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bean counter" in Business English

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bean counternoun [C]

uk   us   informal disapproving
a person who makes financial decisions for a company or government, especially someone who wants to severely limit the amount of money spent: The Treasury's role is to act as Britain's bean counter in chief.
(Definition of bean counter from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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