paper work

paperwork

[pey-per-wurk]
noun
written or clerical work, as records or reports, forming a necessary but often a routine and secondary part of some work or job.

Origin:
1580–90; paper + work

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paperwork (ˈpeɪpəˌwɜːk)
 
n
clerical work, such as the completion of forms or the writing of reports or letters

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