put on paper

put (something) (down) on paper

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

Fig. to write something down. You have a great idea for a novel. Now put it on paper. I'm sorry, I can't discuss your offer until I see something in writing. Put it on paper, and then we'll talk.
See also: on, paper, put
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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