bean counter

noun

Definition of bean counter

usually disparaging

  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.

1971

First Known Use of bean counter

1971


BEAN COUNTER Defined for English Language Learners

bean counter

noun

Definition of bean counter for English Language Learners

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

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