English version

paper chase

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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paper chaseˈpaper chase noun [countable] informal  DGOan official process that prevents you from doing something quickly because it involves writing or reading a lot of documentsbureaucracy, red tape
Examples from the Corpus
paper chaseI was asked to do a straight forward paper chase, as we call it, and a few interviews.She had gotten involved in the paper chase to obtain U.S. citizenship.
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