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Meaning of “a paper chase” in the English Dictionary

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a paper chase

US and Australian English the ​activity of ​dealing with many different ​documents in ​order to ​achieve something: To ​receiveeven the ​smallestamount of ​financialaid from a ​college, it's a ​real paper ​chase.
(Definition of a paper chase from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “a paper chase”
in Chinese (Simplified) 文考拾遗,处理大量文件以完成某事…
in Chinese (Traditional) 文考拾遺,處理大量檔以完成某事…
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