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a clerk or bureaucrat who does paperwork

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Don't let the paper-pushing side of your business overtake your raison d'etre.
There is an antiseptic, paper-pushing administrative quality that moves cases, and in the process, lives, through judicial hoops.
Less time spent on paper-pushing means more time devoted to actually protecting the public.
A country where an indifferent, paper-pushing, often semi-literate dominant elite directs its destiny, defines its identity, and consolidates its unjust modes of social existence, where a dissident is denied a hearing and a citizen the right to inquire and speak without fear of retribution, is not one that can thrust itself beyond its fixed place any time real soon.
As paper-pushing prankster Jim Halpert on NBC's Emmy-winning comedy The Office, John Krasinski won our hearts as he awkwardly romanced Pam the receptionist.
Companies experimenting with offshored paper-pushing are already realizing a return.
You can make all the jokes you want about Salem - a city founded by Methodist missionaries, a place populated by a bunch of paper-pushing state workers - but lately it's starting to show signs of something Eugene hasn't had in a while.
You're making me into a paper-pushing bureaucrat," they'll say, "not a caregiver.
It is truly amazing that expenditure on paper-pushing has been allowed to run completely out of control by the Labour Government in Cardiff.
The council is set to spend more than pounds 2 million on a system which will cut out time-wasting duplication of paper-pushing if used correctly.
I suspect that, had the men of the Royal Welch talked like the pencil-necked, paper-pushing desk jockeys that obviously hold sway at the Ministry of Defence, the regiment's roll of honour would have been curtailed more than somewhat.
I prefer not to have grease on my hands, but I enjoy paper-pushing and financial planning.
Thus he overlooks what numerous historians have referred to as the middle-class "crisis of masculinity" which suggests that most of the masculinist denunciation of consumerism as "feminine" was done by middle-class intellectuals who saw their masculinity threatened as the corporate economy transformed middle-class men from independent proprietors to paper-pushing, white-collar workers.