bean counter

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bean-counter definition

  1. n.
    a statistician; an accountant. : When the bean-counters get finished with the numbers, you won't recognize them.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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bean counter

an accountant or bureaucrat who is believed to place undue emphasis on the control of expenditures 
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