bean counter


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bean counter

n. Slang
A person, such as an accountant or financial officer, who is concerned with quantification, especially to the exclusion of other matters.

bean′ count`er


n.
Informal. a person who makes judgments chiefly on the basis of numerical calculations.
[1975–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bean counter - an accountant or bureaucrat who is believed to place undue emphasis on the control of expendituresbean counter - an accountant or bureaucrat who is believed to place undue emphasis on the control of expenditures
accountant, comptroller, controller - someone who maintains and audits business accounts
administrative official, bureaucrat - an official of a bureaucracy
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Mover and shaker Alice Lombardi, owner of The Bean Counter Coffee Bar and Bakery in Worcester and Shrewsbury, took over the Black Diamond Coffee Shop, 307 Grafton St.
Crime is going up so the recommendation is a reduction in the number of police, typical bean counter logic.
Allie Ash, who rose from bean counter to publisher at Cap Pub, liked to say that there was greater return in spending your creative capital launching another newsletter than in dreaming up seminars, conferences and/or doing consulting, because you can only sell an hour of your time and expertise once, but a successful new newsletter brings long-term returns.
Very impressive I but only if youOre a bean counter.
I would say 10 years ago an accountant was considered to be just a bean counter.
I wish my bean counter would explain to me what my financial statement says in an over-easy manner .
Congratulations go out to Alice Lombardi, owner of the Bean Counter Bakery with locations in Worcester and Shrewsbury, for her induction into The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame.
There was a time too when even the outside chance of improving the prospects of a sufferer from any kind of condition would have been grasped by the most mean spirited bean counter in the ranks of Gover nment.
8 offering, "Those who know the city offer tips for Woocomers,'' had some good suggestions for restaurants and coffee shops, the Boynton and The Bean Counter among them.
Controller Laura Chick, in announcing she will seek re-election to a second four-year term as the city's bean counter, showed she has not lost her touch for alienating those who would be friends.
Unlike Foster, who liked nothing better than to lead the workers in a riot against the police, Browder was happiest as the radical bean counter, a New Deal cheerleader in a business suit content to nudge at American politics from the margins.
The Bean Counter Bakery, with locations in Worcester and Shrewsbury, has been chosen to be the wedding cake sponsor in the annual "A Wedding to Remember" contest presented by Fox TV 25 Boston and the Westin Copley Place in Boston.