put (something) into words

idiom

: to express (a thought or feeling) in words
She finds it hard to put her feelings into words. [=to say what her feelings are]
He felt as though all three of them had reached an understanding they didn't need to put into words; …J. K. Rowling

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“Put (something) into words.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20%28something%29%20into%20words. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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