put (something) into words

put (something) into words

To express a thought or idea through written or especially spoken words. I find that I can put my ideas into words much better when I write them down, rather than trying to explain them to someone out loud. He struggled to put his feelings for Jane into words.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

put into words

Express verbally, as in I find it hard to put my feelings into words. [Late 1800s]
See also: put, word
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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