Pencil / paper pusher

Meaning: an office worker; a bureaucrat who routinely does his or her paperwork job without any desire to advance

Example: Charlene wanted to get ahead in her job. Although she was a clerk now, she had no intention of being a pencil pusher all her life. Most of the employees here are just paper pushers.They sit behind their desks, do their jobs, and they don’t expect to be anywhere else in ten years.

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