bean counter

noun
|Updated on: 27 Jul 2018

Definition of bean counter

usually disparaging
: 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.

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BEAN COUNTER Defined for English Language Learners

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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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