One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
adjective & nounNorth American
- ‘This deal reeks of paper-pushing, the appearance that ‘we're doing something about our problems.’’
- ‘First, note that it's not that the paper-pushing isn't worth 10-14 dollars an hour, it's that companies have the bargaining power and can get away with only paying 7 dollars an hour because of our anti-union laws.’
- ‘Even on Earth Day organizing last year, I got really annoyed with all the paper-pushing.’
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