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paper-pusher

[pey-per-poo sh-er]
noun Informal.
  1. a person who has a routine desk job.
  2. a bureaucrat.
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Also called pa·per-shuf·fler [pey-per-shuhf-ler] /ˈpeɪ pərˌʃʌf lər/.
Related formspa·per-push·ing, adjective
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