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(Athletics (Track & Field)) a former type of cross-country run in which a runner laid a trail of paper for others to follow
the paperwork necessary to obtain a college degree or a professional license, apply for financial aid, etc.
[1855–60; orig. the game of hare and hounds]
pa′per chas`er, n.
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|Noun||1.||paper chase - 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|
game - an amusement or pastime; "they played word games"; "he thought of his painting as a game that filled his empty time"; "his life was all fun and games"