down cold

down cold

Learned, mastered, or understood perfectly, to the point of requiring little or no focus to do, recall, or accomplish. Make sure you practice these equations until you have them down cold. I always get my routine down cold so there won't be any room for error during the performance.
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have (something) down cold

To learn, master, or understand something perfectly, to the point of requiring little or no focus to do, recall, or accomplish it. Make sure you practice these equations until you have them down cold. I always get my routine down cold so there won't be any room for error during the performance.
See also: cold, down, have
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We laid down cold, life-like snow on the floor and when the guests walked into the venue, the ceiling opened up and snow fell down like a real blizzard," McGarrigle tells Khaleej Times.
Remi introduced Bailey to the late Amy Winehouse , who was so impressed with his music that she signed Bailey to her Lioness Records imprint and recorded 2 EP's with him - So Down Cold and 2AM Rough Tracks.
McGovern Tuesday urged Congress to tone down Cold War-style rhetoric concerning the Ukraine crisis.
Well after 90 minutes down Cold Blow Lane I'd awarded three and for good measure sent off the Hammers goalkeeper.
Congress has the authority to shut these proposals down cold and they need to exercise that authority rather than allow Obama and his allies to kill the Second Amendment with these latest slices in their ongoing campaign of death by a thousand cuts.
The preceding pages had amply demonstrated that such was not the case: Kennedy had grasped the space issue as a symbol and indicator of national power and prestige and as a tool for potentially fostering superpower cooperation that might tamp down Cold War tension.
Wolitzer hasn't got the answers, but she does have her characters mannerisms and attitudes down cold.
For Warsaw, these included elevating the global standing of what was widely perceived as a gray Soviet bloc country and drawing down Cold War tensions in order to gain more room for domestic reform.
Fred and Carrie have many of us Westerners, Portland-based or not, down cold.
McAdams and Tatum have both done time in the Nicholas Sparks school of tragico-preposterous inspiration -- she in The Notebook with Ryan Gosling, he in Dear John with Amanda Seyfried -- and they have the longing looks, slow teardrops and lip trembles down cold.
Judging by his recent performance in Spain, however, Pope Benedict XVI has it down cold.
Outside in the darkness, lightning ignited in staccato Ghostly flashes, The wind bent supple, indolent trees, as light strobed And flickered, Branches driven, probed, bent, moving in erratic, abrupt Fits, Rain pattered, sped down cold glass as volume increased And it became a roar, Curtains of heaven's moisture collided and erupted over the Old house, Towering peals of thunder, visceral blackness - the doorbell Rang and rang, He froze - could it be, or have they found her?
When we torque down a manifold, should we torque it down cold or at operating temperature?
Enhanced storms violently mixed surface waters, driving down cold, salty water and kick-starting deep convection.