paper trail

paper trail
paper trail ˈpaper trail noun [countable] informal
a series of documents that show what has happened

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paper trail UK US noun [C,usually singular]
a series of documents that show a record of your activities: »

You are required to keep a paper trail so that auditors may look over your work.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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