push paper(s)

Definition of push paper(s)

informal

  1. :  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

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

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

    :  to thrust forward, downward, or outward

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

    :  a military assault or offensive

    :  an advance that overcomes obstacles

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

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

    :  a piece of paper

  1. :  to put down or describe in writing

    :  to fold or enclose in paper

    :  to cover or line with paper

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

    :  papery

    :  of or relating to clerical work or written communication


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