have down pat

have down pat
have off (or down) pat have (something) memorized perfectly.
Main Entry: pat

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  • have down pat — have (something) down pat to learn something so well that you do not have to think about how to do or say it. Bud had his answers down pat, but he knew there could be some questions on the test that he hadn t thought of …   New idioms dictionary

  • have down pat —    If you memorize or practice something until you know it perfectly or have it exactly right, you have it down pat.     I rehearsed my presentation until I had it down pat …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • have off pat — have (something) off pat British, American & Australian, American learn (something) off pat to learn something so well that you do not have to think about how to do or say it. I ve given the same speech so many times I have (= know) it down pat… …   New idioms dictionary

  • have off pat — ► have off (or down) pat have (something) memorized perfectly. Main Entry: ↑pat …   English terms dictionary

  • have something down pat — have (something) down pat to learn something so well that you do not have to think about how to do or say it. Bud had his answers down pat, but he knew there could be some questions on the test that he hadn t thought of …   New idioms dictionary

  • have something down pat — have/know sth off ˈpat idiom (BrE) (NAmE have/know sth down ˈpat) to know sth perfectly so that you can repeat it at any time without having to think about it • He had all the answers off pat …   Useful english dictionary

  • have something off (or down) pat — have something memorized perfectly. → pat …   English new terms dictionary

  • have down to a science — have (something) down to a science to be able to manage all the details of doing something very well. We have traffic management at the new stadium down to a science. Related vocabulary: have something down pat …   New idioms dictionary

  • have down — verb have (something) mastered She has the names of the fifty states down pat • Hypernyms: ↑know • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • get down pat — I have to get these lyrics down pat within the next two hours Syn: memorize, commit to memory, remember, learn by heart, learn (by rote) …   Thesaurus of popular words

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