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put pen to paper

1. To write or begin to write something, especially on paper. My first advice to anyone struggling with their emotions is to keep a small journal and put pen to paper as often as possible. Writers from across the country have been putting pen to paper for the annual nonfiction festival.
2. To sign a contract. The football star has refused to put pen to paper until his pay exceeds that of his last contract.
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put ˌpen to ˈpaper

(formal) write or start to write something: He spent hours thinking about what he should write, and it was midnight before he finally put pen to paper.
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Villa's new contract come soon after team-mate David Silva, a transfer target for Liverpool, put pen to paper on an improved five-year deal with Valencia, and fulfils the club's ambition of keeping the two highly-rated Spain internationals at the Mestalla.
I'm pleased to have got the four lads to put pen to paper so quickly after the end of the season," said Gibson.
SIGN HERE Ashley Cole put pen to paper on a new deal
The 23-year-old central defender put pen to paper yesterday and is expected to figure in the Boro squad for today's BGB Southern Midlands home clash with So-ham Town Rangers at Liberty Way.
Solihull MP Lorely Burt has urged youngsters to put pen to paper for the contest, which this year invites teenagers to write a 1,000 word article with the headline: "Should Government encourage home ownership?
The 26-year-old, who has been strongly linked with a move to Spanish champions Real Madrid and was also believed to have interested clubs in the Barclays Premier League, put pen to paper on a six-year deal last night.
The 19-year-old winger has put pen to paper on a two-season loan deal from Valencia and delighted Smith said: "We are pleased to have him.
The 22-year-old Italian put pen to paper on a three-year deal with the Scottish Division One last weekend after impressing on trial.
But MacDonald, who has been at McDiarmid Park since leaving Ibrox in 2001, has still to put pen to paper.
Hughes and Rovers are close to agreeing a new deal and he is expected to put pen to paper on the contract before Blackburn's next match against Fulham after the international break.
She is a lovely lady - who lives just by me-and I hope she continues to put pen to paper for a long time yet (as I hope I am able to).
The 18-year-old put pen to paper yesterday morning and went straight into the squad to face Rotherham at Highfield Road.
PETER Kennedy will put pen to paper on a contract at Peterborough in a fortnight.
Negotiations are under way regarding a new contract, and Davis said yesterday: "I'm in talks with the club and I hope we can sort something out and put pen to paper.
But once you've put pen to paper they turn into litle dictators who want nothing to do with you.