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English definition of “be (down) in black and white”

be (down) in black and white

to be written down: I couldn't believe it was true, but there it was, in black and white.Writing and typing
(Definition of be (down) in black and white from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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