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n. Informal.
1. a person who has a routine desk job.
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Noun1.paper-pusher - a clerk or bureaucrat who does paperwork
administrative official, bureaucrat - an official of a bureaucracy
clerk - an employee who performs clerical work (e.g., keeps records or accounts)
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A commonly cited fantasy Plan B among urban paper-pushing professionals, the artisanal-cheese business has surged in recent years, with more than 900 specialty cheese makers in the United States, according to the American Cheese Society, a nonprofit trade organisation in Denver.
Duterte has chosen instead to continue his fight against the human rights hegemony of those terrifying, faceless, paper-pushing antideath bureaucrats in Brussels: 'You are putting us down.
Primarily, he said, technology allows insurance agents to eliminate much of the paper-pushing, concentrating their efforts on what their clients need.
It licensed widely accepted definitions of a main type of SS perpetrator, namely, the paper-pushing "desk killer" supposedly removed from the face-to-face physical murderousness of Auschwitz and the eastern front.
Our higher education system is so far removed from this that universities have become nothing more than paper-pushing, draconian institutions that care nothing for the welfare of their students.
With blood and guts galore on the show, Ragosa's quiet, paper-pushing role could get lost in the hands of a lesser actor.
Focusing on a paper-pushing office unit within an artillery base allows helmer-scribe Lavie to show war bureaucratized and white-collar work militarized.
As private independents, companies are not stifled by as many regulations and paper-pushing record keeping as public firms.
HR will live up to its worst reputation of being a bureaucratic, paper-pushing, administrative group," Whelan says.
Ekandjo said after 20 years of existence, the NHE has to move from a paper-pushing consultancy, which issues tenders, to an organisation with its own infrastructure and a team of service-personnel to do the job.
That first comment is often followed by some statement like, "If we just used the latest development solutions, we'd solve all of our old, slow, paper-pushing ways.