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4.
Being on probation, or parole. It's absolutely terrible, avoid at all costs.
Guy: Wana smoke man?
Person: Nah, I can't man im still on papers
Guy: Thought you got off that last month?
Person: Nope, still got a coulpe more months
Guy: Sorry bro
by Are all the names taken? July 10, 2010
 
1.
either on probation or parole
man,I caught this gun case,and I'm on paper already for that dope case...i'm doing some time on this one
by 40 Bunk January 25, 2006
 
2.
describing an idea that in theory seems ideal, but when put to actual use invariably will be flawed, or not be as simple as first perceived.
"the figures look right on paper, but I think its gonna cost a little more than a g-note to open a club!"
by bungalow bill February 03, 2005
 
3.
on probation..


Say dog, lets smoke, naw man im on papers. still? how much longer? six months..
by nigga agafg January 19, 2009
 
5.
solely by reputation or abstract report, theoretically
The idea may work on paper but will not be so simple in real life.
by The Return of Light Joker May 15, 2008