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English definition of “a paper chase”

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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 receive even the smallest amount of financial aid from a college, it's a real paper chase.
Translations of “a paper chase”
in Chinese (Traditional) 文考拾遺,處理大量檔以完成某事…
in Chinese (Simplified) 文考拾遗,处理大量文件以完成某事…
(Definition of a paper chase from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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