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The meaning of "bean counter"

" Bean counter "
A disparaging term for an accountant or anyone who compiles statistics.
It's a shame. Jim was a first rate pure mathematician but the bank offered him so much money to be their bean counter he decided to take it.
Where did it originate?:
New Zealand.
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