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English definition of “paperchase”

paperchase

noun [C]     /ˈpeɪpəˌtʃeɪs/ UK
the act of doing a difficult or long search through many books, documents, etc.: The long paperchase through the statistical sources leads to two sets of conclusions.
a process that creates too many paper documents, forms, etc.: Banks and their customers are being driven mad by the paperchase of doing business.
(Definition of paperchase noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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