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A bureaucrat or menial clerical worker.
- ‘But what is clear, is that twenty billion pounds of savings can't be found from just sacking civil servants or paper-pushers - there aren't enough of them for us to save that much.’
- ‘Because many faculty deride administrators as paper-pushers who lack intellectual legitimacy, the maintenance of visible scholarship is likely to increase the chair's credibility.’
- ‘The regulatory bodies have access to all the data themselves, not just the summaries, and they're not just paper-pushers, they're scientists and statisticians themselves.’
- ‘It is easy to stereotype these employees as mindless paper-pushers, but more than 15,000 job skills (from nuclear physicist to computer programmer to clerk typist) are included in the federal workforce.’
- ‘Lowry is a different man entirely in his dreams: instead of a quiet paper-pusher, he sees himself as a winged superhero, an avenging angel soaring through blue skies to be with the woman he loves.’
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