in black and white

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in black and white

  1. (idiomatic) Explicitly, in writing, clearly and without doubt or misunderstanding, without any grey areas.
    I'll believe that when I see it in black and white.
  2. (literally) Using shades of grey/gray rather than colour/color.
    This film was shot in black and white.
  3. Having it displayed using shades of gray/gray rather than colour/color (as it was shot or recorded).
    to watch color films in black and white