paper trail definition

  • noun:
    • Informal Documentary proof your actions: "Judges leave a paper trail, a track record of viewpoints that tell, virtually, in which they've been originating from” ( Ellen Goodman).
    • A written record, record, or collection of evidence.
    • the records left by people or organization during activities.
    • the written evidence of a person's activities

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