Look at the picture and try to guess the meaning of the idiom 'leave a paper trail.'
(leave) a paper trail: (to leave) a series of written documents that show what someone did or how something happened.
A trail is a path that's made in the ground when people walk in the forest. It can also describe any series of marks or signs that someone leaves behind them as they go somewhere.
Since a paper trail provides proof or evidence of something, it can help or hurt someone depending on the situation.
A paper trail is a series of records that are written or can be printed on paper (such as letters, journals, diaries, receipts, financial ledgers, phone records, computer files or email).
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