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paper trail

noun

Simple Definition of paper trail

  • : documents (such as financial records or memos) that make it possible for someone at a later time to know what was done, discussed, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of paper trail

  1. :  documents (as financial records) from which a person's actions may be traced or opinions learned

Examples of paper trail in a sentence

  1. They covered up the fraud and were careful not to leave a paper trail.



1955

First Known Use of paper trail

1955


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