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set pen to paper

To write or begin to write something, especially on paper. My first advice to anyone struggling with their emotions is keep a small journal with you and set pen to paper as often as possible. Writers from across the country have been setting pen to paper for the annual non-fiction festival.
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1822, has been plagued by so many regulatory restrictions and omissions of protections for minorities that passage of a favorable piece of legislation required major compromise from the moment Senator Hollings first set pen to paper.