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paper trail

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noun
  1. a written or printed record, as of transactions or judicial opinions, especially when used to incriminate someone.
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Origin of paper trail

First recorded in 1975–80
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Related Words for paper trail

information, confirmation, picture, demonstration, argument, clue, reason, criterion, testimony, testament, validation, data, verification, story, evidence, note, file, report, document, transcript