Definitions

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  • n. Alternative form of pencil pusher.

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Examples

  • Wikus evolves from smug pencil-pusher to terrorized victim to compassionate hero in a natural, believable way.

    Heart-pumping, alien-laden 'District 9' is sci-fi at its finest

  • Bob Baker in no modus operandi fails to absorb me with his podcasts, books, blogs and Facebook posts. by This for the moment he points us to another pencil-pusher, Leo Babauta, who writes a blog called Zen Habits and another one-liner called Write to Done.

    The Culture of Sharing: Why Releasing Copyright Will Be the Smartest Thing You Do | Write to Done

  • In theory, you could have an egalitarian society in which the lowly worker was valued just as much as the pencil-pusher.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Brie Factor

  • Losing all our family assets to some smartypants government pencil-pusher who thinks he knows what's best.

    10 Plagues Excerpted from Bernie Madoff's Last Seder at Home

  • Bruce McAllister's "Kin" takes place in an overpopulated future, where a 12-year-old boy named Kim wants an alien assassin to prevent the government-sanctioned abortion of his unborn sister by killing the pencil-pusher assigned to initiate it.

    REVIEW: Mini-Masterpieces of Science Fiction edited by Allan Kaster

  • To be clear: the film -- about an ice-hockey player who almost reveals to a young girl that there's no such thing as the tooth fairy, and who in punishment must become a tooth fairy himself -- is a Capra retread: Dwayne Johnson's main character is assisted by Stephen Merchant's pencil-pusher, who is attempting to earn his fairy 'wings'.

    The Tooth Fairy (2010)

  • Enter Wikus van der Merwe (Sharlto Copley), a twitchy pencil-pusher who is put in charge of the evictions, helped by the fact that his father-in-law is a big cheese wat MNU.

    District 9 Blew My Mind!

  • Maybe the humour was too broad for me - Israel's loserness, the complete stupidity of the town council's library representative - the fat, Asian, bureaucratic Linda although there are a few great moments of PC-to-the-max pencil-pusher ridiculousness with her.

    Review: The Case of the Missing Books

  • Synopsis: In an overpopulated future, a 12-year-old boy named Kim wants an alien assassin to prevent the government-sanctioned abortion of his unborn sister by killing the pencil-pusher assigned to initiate it.

    REVIEW: 2007 Hugo Award Short Fiction Nominees

  • And s/he'd have to be a good artist and not some epileptic pencil-pusher.

    Thoughts On Online Comics

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