paper-pusher


Also found in: Dictionary, Idioms.
Related to paper-pusher: pencil pusher
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Words related to paper-pusher

a clerk or bureaucrat who does paperwork

References in periodicals archive ?
Ill-educated but an inspired schoolmaster, a failed flax-farmer and personally unambitious, a poor paper-pusher but linguistically adept, serving long periods in the backward districts he loved, he is also a difficult subject for a biographer.
The role of the procurement professional is slowly but surely changing to become more involved in the management process, rather than being a paper-pusher, said industry experts.
He wants to wander round like a manual worker, all masculine and exposed to the elements (that's us, ladies), when in fact he's just a soft-bellied paper-pusher.
U-in (Lee Jeong-jae, from "An Affair" and "Il Mare") is a local government paper-pusher who's so bored that he doesn't even notice when he staples his finger to a board.
Eileen Swiderski, 31, has been in the Air Force for 13 years and is a personnel paper-pusher for the 95th Mission Support Squadron.
Finally, it seemed, he had found the right paper-pusher and the cameras should be on their way.
The big surprise is that it's not Russia that gives Donald Trump his marching ordersno, his presidency is being run by midlevel paper-pushers at the State Department and the Pentagon whose larger vision of the world is shaped by their former bosses.
It will not be drafted by some anonymous bureaucrat and his paper-pushers hidden away on the shores of Lake Geneva.
But claiming disability benefit turns out to be anything from simple after he's judged fit for work by the paper-pushers at the local job centre.
You probably recognize Rainn Wilson as the galling Dwight Schrute from "The Office," the hugely popular NBC TV show about the lives of a bunch of paper-pushers in Pennsylvania (indeed, "Dwight" writes the foreword), but Wilson delves deeper with The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy (Dutton, $26.
This will also prove tough for our essential frontline staff such as nurses who are being squeezed by the Welsh NHS, yet the paper-pushers in cosy offices manage to receive pay increases without proving their worth.
We need to ensure that money continues to be invested in frontline services and health professionals, not back-room offices and paper-pushers.
End of year accounts provided by council paper-pushers had the over-spend at an impressive pounds 1 million.
And, if some London-based paper-pushers have their way, that's the way things will continue.