in black and white



Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - in black and white

"in black and white"

written down or printed, therefore official

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - in black and white

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Well? Did you get the job?

Friend 2:  I believe I did.

Friend 1:  Did you sign a contract or any sort of document?

Friend 2:  No.

Friend 1:  Unless you have an offer of employment in black and white, you really are not sure of having the job.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - in black and white

Two cousins are talking ...

Cousin 1:  Did you know that Aunt Ethel has cut you out of her will?

Cousin 2:  I don't believe it.

Cousin 2:  I saw it in black and white.

Cousin 1:  Aunt Ethel showed you her will?

Cousin 2:  Yes.





in black and white - Usage:

formal<-------------X--|--------------->informal



in black and white - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for in black and white.



in black and white - Examples:

1)  People like CND FOX will look right at the IRS data which proves in black and white the "rich" paid an increasingly larger share of the total tax ...

2)  checking: it's still right there in black and white. # I think it was not the legalities involved it was the ...

3)  ... give a stack of papers to review before accepting the job that lay out in black and white exactly what can be covered and at what percent.

4)  ... had an idea that by reading the file, by seeing the crime reports in black and white on a page, I could restore a kind of order in my ...

5)  ... the exact name of the drug would be in front of the doctor in black and white. If you do nothing else... Stash all paperwork, ...

6)  ... the words "systematic" and "systemic" -- they are there, in black and white -- and though the reports have great shortcomings, the truth is that

7)  ... and anyway the King James Bible says right there in black and white (in a margin note new to the 1611 edition) that the ...

8)  Just because they don't spell it out in black and white on the pages of RS doesn't mean that their desire to protect ...

9)  I cried so hard when I saw that, because it was right there in black and white - " Records show he had been suffering withdrawal from opiate dependence and ...

10)  ... of to-day will be educated and will have his own ideas to put down in black and white and to communicate to others, then the authors and scientific men will ...

11)  ... won't even admit you wrote those words, when they are right there in black and white.

12)  ... their plans and plots to strike the United States. It's all there in black and white. It is work that was done by the Central Intelligence Agency after ...

13)  ... to see it written out somehow makes it scarier. It looks so damning in black and white, even to me, without the moderating presence of the real live ...

14)  It is there in black and white for any one who takes the time to read the terms under which ...

15)  I'd rather have it documented in black and white.

16)  ... with each other and with the changes to our laws. Spelled out in black and white.

17)  ... majority stockholders in most major corporations as well. It's all right there in black and white, in their own documents, called the Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports which ...

18)  If I couldn't see it for myself published there in black and white, I don't think I would have believed that I ever held ...

19)  It's right there in black and white. Did you read that part about this not being a healthy ...

20)  I want you to read here, in black and white, as they say, what I have been telling you all along.