paper-pusher

[pey-per-poo sh-er]

noun Informal.

a person who has a routine desk job.
a bureaucrat.

Also called pa·per-shuf·fler [pey-per-shuhf-ler] /ˈpeɪ pərˌʃʌf lər/.
Related formspa·per-push·ing, adjective
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