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pen pusher

noun [C] uk   UK disapproving ( US pencil pusher) us  
a person who has an office job that is not interesting
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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