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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.
Translations of “be (down) in black and white”
in Chinese (Traditional) 被寫下來, 白紙黑字…
in Chinese (Simplified) 被写下来, 白纸黑字…
(Definition of be (down) in black and white from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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