on paper - definition and synonyms

  1. 1
    in writing

    We need to have something on paper that people can take away with them.

    put something on paper:

    I woke up early and began to put down some of my ideas on paper.

  2. 2
    used for saying that something appears to be true but may not in fact be true

    On paper they are the best team in the Premier League.

See also main entry: paper