paper chase

paper chase
`paper ,chase noun count
1. ) INFORMAL an attempt to do something that involves reading and writing a lot of documents, and that takes a long time:
a paper chase to obtain a university degree
2. ) BRITISH a game in which someone runs ahead of other people and drops pieces of paper to show the others where to run

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Paper Chase — may refer to:*Paper Chase (game) a racing game *Paper Chase a slang term referring to the earning of money, especially through hustling * Paper Chase a song on the 2008 album Fast Times at Barrington High by The Academy Is...The Paper Chase may… …   Wikipedia

  • paper chase — n informal an official process that prevents you from doing something quickly because it involves writing or reading a lot of documents →↑bureaucracy, red tape ↑red tape …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • paper chase — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms paper chase : singular paper chase plural paper chases 1) British a game in which someone runs ahead of other people and drops pieces of paper to show the others where to run 2) informal an attempt to do… …   English dictionary

  • paper chase — np Reading and recording everything on paper. I ve escaped the paper chase and now do all my research electronically. 1970s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • paper chase — paper chaser. paper chasing, adj., n. 1. the effort to earn a diploma or college degree, esp. in law, or a professional certificate or license. 2. the writing of assignments and reports, collecting of supporting documents, filling out of forms,… …   Universalium

  • paper chase — pa′per chase n. the paperwork necessary to obtain a college degree or a professional license, apply for financial aid, etc • Etymology: 1855–60; orig. the game of hare and hounds pa′per chas er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • paper chase — noun (C) 1 especially BrE a game in which someone runs ahead of a group of people dropping pieces of paper which they have to follow 2 AmE an attempt to gain a university degree …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • paper chase — noun an outdoor game; one group of players (the hares) start off on a long run scattering bits of paper (the scent) and pursuers (the hounds) try to catch them before they reach a designated spot • Syn: ↑hare and hounds • Hypernyms: ↑game …   Useful english dictionary

  • Paper Chase (game) — Paper Chase (also known as Hare and Hounds or Chalk Chase) is a racing game played outdoors (best played within a wood or even a shrubbery maze) with any number of players. At the start of the game, one person is designated the hare and everyone… …   Wikipedia

  • The Paper Chase (novel) — This article is about the 1970 Osborn novel. For other novels with the same title, see Paper Chase (disambiguation). The Paper Chase is a 1970 novel written by John Jay Osborn, Jr., a 1970 graduate of Harvard Law School. The book tells the story… …   Wikipedia

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