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on paper

judging something by how it has been planned rather than how it really works in practice: The design certainly looks good on paper. Several candidates seemed suitable on paper but failed the interview.
Translations of “on paper”
in Chinese (Traditional) 據書面材料,在書面上,在理論上…
in Chinese (Simplified) 据书面材料,在书面上,在理论上…
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