get (something) (down) on paper

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get (something) (down) on paper

To write or print something physically on paper. You should try to get your ideas on paper as they occur to you, or else you probably won't remember later. Let's get the pros and cons down on paper and decide whether it's worth going ahead with it. Get your appeal on paper, and we'll review it at our next board meeting.
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