paper chase


noun

the effort to earn a diploma or college degree, especially in law, or a professional certificate or license.
the writing of assignments and reports, collecting of supporting documents, filling out of forms, and other paperwork necessary to obtain a college degree or a professional certificate or license, apply for financial aid or a bank loan, etc.

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Origin of paper chase

First recorded in 1855–60

OTHER WORDS FROM paper chase

paper chaser, nounpaper-chasing, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for paper chase

paper chase

noun

a former type of cross-country run in which a runner laid a trail of paper for others to follow
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