What does "come out of his pen" mean?

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What do these phrases mean?

-- The letter has come out of his pen.

-- He did come out of his pen.

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The letter has come out of his pen.

This refers to 'pen' as a writing instrument, and this is means that he has written a letter.  The phrasing is a bit archaic, but it does conjure up the image of a man writing something important.

 

He did come out of his pen.

I'm not sure what this means, but it could be that 'pen' refers to a cage and the man has emerged from it.

link comment answered Mar 16 at 10:28 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow
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I have never heard of "come out of his pen" as an expression. It is close to the common expression "come out of his shell." This would make sense for the second sentence, but not the first. It means to become less shy and more sociable.

link comment answered Mar 16 at 13:26 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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