Definition of bean counter noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


bean counter

BrE BrE//ˈbiːn kaʊntə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbiːn kaʊntər//
(informal, disapproving)
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a person who works with money, for example as an accountant and who wants to keep strict control of how much money a company spends a corporate bean counter keeping track of every penny
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bean counter