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pencil pusher

noun, Informal.
1.
a person, as a clerk or bookkeeper, whose work involves a considerable amount of writing, record-keeping, etc.
Also called pen pusher.
Origin of pencil pusher
1880-1885
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85
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