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bean counter

noun

Simple Definition of bean counter

  • : a person who helps to run a business and who only cares about money

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bean counter

  1. :  a person involved in corporate or government financial decisions and especially one reluctant to spend money

Examples of bean counter in a sentence

  1. He blames corporate bean counters for causing thousands of workers to lose their jobs.



1975

First Known Use of bean counter

1975

Rhymes with bean counter


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