jobsworth

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jobsworth (ˈdʒɒbzˌwɜːθ)
 
n
informal a person in a position of minor authority who invokes the letter of the law in order to avoid any action requiring initiative, cooperation, etc
 
[C20: from it's more than my job's worth to …]

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