bean counter


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  • noun

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an accountant or bureaucrat who is believed to place undue emphasis on the control of expenditures

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Special ordering is done at The Bean Counter locations, and the pastry chefs continue to work out of the Shrewsbury store.
THE Winsor report on policing is the perfect example of why bean counters should never be allowed near any aspect of operational activity of 'forces' whether they be police or military.
Even though they still like to think of you as a bean counter, they turn to you for help when they're making their decisions.
The Bean Counter Bakery won The Knot Best of Weddings Boston/Cape Cod in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015, and Best of the Knot Connecticut, 2015.
It's also rumored that there will be a live taping of the couple during their cake tasting at the Bean Counter.
Your report was full of statistics on what hospitals in the region spent each year, but this only shows that some bean counter is paid vast amounts to come up with a load of facts and figures, that no one will give a second thought to.
The holiday madness begins, but if you want to get away from it for a while, and you're looking for a cozy place where you can meet friends and linger for an extended, relaxing chat, head to The Bean Counter Coffee Bar & Bakery, 113 Highland St.
All Peet's stores feature a dedicated bean counter where knowledgeable staff, also known as "Peetniks," hand-scoop and individually bag the freshest beans to each customer's request.
Proctor Elementary School, whose Candyland-themed cake was baked by The Bean Counter in Shrewsbury, took first place.
Stoneman was the bean counter from the Montreal Expos, the organization that developed good players but traded them before it would have to pay them big money.
Bean counters: A bean counter has a lot in common with the recreational player, but has decided to make the commitment to building and maintaining a bankroll.
Warnings about using too much salt should be left to medical staff specialising in high blood pressure - not a whining bean counter with no imagination.
DOWN: 1 Bradawl 2 Cul-de-sac 3 Navy 4 Chenille 5 Ales 6 Bylaw 8 Bean counter 13 Freehold 14 Footstep 15 Officer 18 Chips 20 Team 21 Silo.
If I were the advertising sales director of Channel 4 I would be rolling my eyes, and if I were a bean counter I would be hiding behind the sofa awaiting average viewing figures.
HEAD SNP bean counter John Swinney wants the Treasury in London to insist Scottish bank notes are acceptable south of the border.