paper pusher

noun

chiefly US, informal + disapproving
: someone who does boring or unimportant work in an office

Examples of paper pusher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over the next year and a half, Kelsey kept pressing for more information while Richardson-Merrell cast her as a chiding paper pusher and, in Europe, babies came out with flippers and heart defects. Dan Piepenbring, Harper's Magazine, 30 Mar. 2024

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“Paper pusher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paper%20pusher. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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