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set (something) down in writing
To write something down as a means of making it official, legitimate, or binding. They promised to give me a raise when the project is complete, but I want them to set it down in writing first. Make sure you have them set the deal in writing before you agree to anything. That's a pretty generous offer—care to set it down in writing?