Definition of paper trail
: documents (as financial records) from which a person's actions may be traced or opinions learned
Examples of paper trail in a sentence
They covered up the fraud and were careful not to leave a paper trail.
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PAPER TRAIL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of paper trail for English Language Learners
: documents (such as financial records or memos) that make it possible for someone at a later time to know what was done, discussed, etc.
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