Meaning of “paper trail” in the English Dictionary

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"paper trail" in British English

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paper trailnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈpeɪ.pə ˌtreɪl/ us /ˈpeɪ.pɚ ˌtreɪl/

a series of documents that show a record of your activities

(Definition of “paper trail” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"paper trail" in Business English

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paper trailnoun [ C,usually singular ]

uk us

a series of documents that show a record of your activities:

You are required to keep a paper trail so that auditors may look over your work.

(Definition of “paper trail” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)