noun Informal.
a person who has a routine desk job.
a bureaucrat.
Also called paper-shuffler [pey-per-shuhf-ler] .

paper-pushing, adjective Unabridged
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paper-pusher definition

  1. n.
    a bureaucrat; a clerk in the military services; any office worker. (See also pencil-pusher.) : If those paper-pushers can't get their work done on time, make them stay late.
  2. n.
    someone who passes bad checks. (See also paper; paper-hanger.) : The bank teller spotted a well-known paper-pusher and called the cops.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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