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jot down

To write something down, often in haste. A noun or pronoun can be used between "jot" and "down." Let me just grab a pen so I can jot that number down. Here, I jotted down some ideas for you.
See also: down, jot
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

jot something down

to make a note of something. This is important. Please jot this down. Jot down this note, please.
See also: down, jot
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

jot down

v.
To write down something briefly or hastily: The secretary jotted the message down. I jotted down the homework assignment.
See also: down, jot
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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It was easy to write of everyday matters while sitting in my car at a red light, waiting in line at the grocery, or waking in the middle of the night to jot something down before it escaped my mind.
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Reduce the amount of paper you use by reusing it every time you need to jot something down. Then recycle it when both sides of the paper are full.
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So I explained that if you broke your arm that you could jot something down on your arm to remember it.