paper trail

noun

Definition of paper trail

  1. :  documents (such 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.

First Known Use of paper trail

1935


PAPER TRAIL Defined for English Language Learners

paper trail

noun

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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