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bean counter

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbean counterˈbean ˌcounter noun [countable] informal  someone whose job is to examine the cost of doing something, and who is concerned only with making a profit – used to show disapproval Since the bean counters took over the radio station, it’s become a boring place to work.From Longman Business Dictionarybean counterˈbean ˌcounter noun [countable] informal disapprovingACCOUNTING someone whose job is to study financial figures and work out the cost of doing something, and who is only concerned with making a profitthe bean counters who can so easily undermine a creative enterprise
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