push paper(s)

Definition of push paper(s)

informal
:to do boring or unimportant work in an office
  • She wanted to be a pilot, but instead she ended up pushing papers in a government job.

Word by Word Definitions

push play
  1. : to press against with force in order to drive or impel

  2. : to move or endeavor to move away or ahead by steady pressure without striking

  3. : to thrust forward, downward, or outward

  1. : a vigorous effort to attain an end : drive:

  2. : a military assault or offensive

  3. : an advance that overcomes obstacles

paper play
  1. : a felted sheet of usually vegetable fibers laid down on a fine screen from a water suspension

  2. : a similar sheet of other material (such as plastic)

  3. : a piece of paper

  1. : to put down or describe in writing

  2. : to fold or enclose in paper

  3. : to cover or line with paper

  1. : made of paper, cardboard, or papier-mâché

  2. : papery

  3. : of or relating to clerical work or written communication

  1. : the 19th letter of the English alphabet

  2. : a graphic representation of this letter

  3. : a speech counterpart of orthographic s

  1. sulfur

  1. — compare 1-es

  1. used to form adverbs denoting usual or repeated action or state

  1. — compare 2-es


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