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pen pushernoun [C]

uk   us   UK (US pencil pusher)
disapproving someone who has an ​officejob that is not very interesting or important and involves a lot of paperwork: The ad made the ​jobsoundexciting but I'm just a glorified pen pusher.
(Definition of pen pusher from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pen pusher”
in Chinese (Simplified) 机关办事员, 文书…
in Chinese (Traditional) 機關辦事員, 書記, 職員…
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