Definition of paper trail noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


paper trail

BrE BrE//ˈpeɪpə treɪl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpeɪpər treɪl//
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a series of documents that provide evidence of what you have done or what has happened He was a shrewd lawyer with a talent for uncovering paper trails of fraud.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: paper trail