Today’s lesson of colloquial expression
657. paper trail 紙上に遺された証拠、記録
- a paper trail is a collection of written or printed documents (receipts, application forms, etc.) that provide proof of an individual’s or organization’s actions.
1. The man left a paper trail across seven countries, so it was not difficult to convict him in court.
2. The company hid their actions for over a decade until investigators discovered a paper trail that exposed their misdeeds.