put pen to paper

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Definition of put pen to paper

: to begin writing She had always dreamed of writing a novel, but she never actually put pen to paper.

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“Put pen to paper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20pen%20to%20paper. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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