paper trail


Written records that document a process, activity, or event.

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If we closely follow the paper trail, we should be able to figure who ordered all of those extra computers.

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The mobsters were careful in their dealings and made sure to not leave a paper trail that would lead back to them.

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When the auditors came in to town, they wanted to make sure they found a paper trail for all the transactions on the books.

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