paper chase

noun
  1. the effort to earn a diploma or college degree, especially in law, or a professional certificate or license.
  2. 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.
  3. hare and hounds.

Origin of paper chase

First recorded in 1855–60
Related formspaper chaser, nounpa·per-chas·ing, adjective, noun
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paper chase

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