from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A visor fastened about the head and used for protection against glare.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of headgear for shielding the eyes from glaring light, usually consisting of a visor and a headband, more popular among indoor workers in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries than today.
- n. A cosmetic product which may be applied to the upper eyelid and to the area near the eye to change skin coloration.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes
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The cuts are the work of the green eyeshade folks in the administration and in Congress, whose agenda is driven largely by the politics of the budget and little or no strategic analysis.
My testimony was that the merger came out of a green eyeshade stereotype for myopic city employee or consultant looking for an agency to eliminate to save nickels and give the impression that government was being streamlined.
Now if you want a wonky, green eyeshade type of analysis, there are far better places you can look.
But the latest news from the green-eyeshade set is of a little different kind.
My only concern is that we don't end up with another "faster, better, cheaper" bean counter who runs NASA from under the green eyeshade like O'Keefe did.
No she will have her green eyeshade on, just like conservatives in the other party.
Open with a still shot of an accountant in a green eyeshade, bent over a desk, working hard.
Comptroller: That's the green-eyeshade guy who keeps the books.
We should resist the temptation to wrangle with the green eyeshade folks who question our prospects.
If you look at old photos of newsrooms from the '30s or' 40s, you will see eyeshade-wearing men, their sleeves held up with garters, sitting at long tables.