A paper chase - Suppose you want to achieve something, for example, when people go to take a loan (for instance), then they need to deal with so many different kinds of papers that they are really in haphazard.
When you do the same, that is when you deal with many types of documents and paper works, and then it is called a paper chase.
1. To get the loan passed, I had to go through a big paper chase.
2. I don't want to get into a paper chase to get that work done.
3. Can you think of a paper chase for getting that small work done?