(orig. US) socializing under the guise of performing a job, e.g. of a diplomat (cf. cookie-pusher n.).
|Frontier on the Potomac 203: He undertook to refute the general charge of a cookie-pushing Foreign Service.|
|Protestant Establishment 280: With his new dedication to serious public service, he was hardly pleased when he was offered the cookie-pushing, protocol position.|
|Winds of War 146: Well, well, our cookie-pushing friend!|
|Seal Force Alpha 385: Dickhead: Stevie Wonder’s nickname for Marcinko. Diplo-dink: no-load cookie-pushing diplomat.|
|(con. 1940s)Human Tradition in America 230: Provincial conservatives depicted the foreign service as staffed by effete, cookie-pushing, Ivy League internationalist homosexuals and ‘pinks’.|