Idiom:  (in) black and white


Idiom:  in black and white

  • written or printed (and therefore more likely to be true or definite)

Example sentences

  • Thanks so much for the verbal offer but I also need to receive it in black and white.
  • I won't believe it until I see it in black and white.
  • Don't brush this off as something insignificant. His offensive comments are there in black and white.
  • Be careful when you get a verbal promise. It's always best to follow up with something in black and white to confirm the agreement.
  • Without proof in black and white, I'm not going to make any accusations.
  • Ask your parents to write a note.  We need to see their permission in black and white and keep it on file here at the school.
  • Are you crazy?  Why would you say something like that in black and white? I hope you don't get fired.
  • The police detective was able to get the suspects confession in black and white during the interrogation.


  • on paper

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