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learn (something) down pat

To learn, master, or understand something perfectly, to the point of requiring little or no focus to do, recall, or accomplish it. I made sure to learn my speech down pat before the ceremony so I wouldn't spend the whole time looking down at piece of paper. My sister is such a musical prodigy that she can learn a song down pat after listening to it only once or twice.
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learn (one's) lesson

To learn through painful experience not to do something, often something one had been warned about or knew might be risky. I told you that you'd feel awful if you drank that much wine. I hope you've learned your lesson. I certainly learned my lesson about buying something from a stranger online.
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learn (something) the hard way

To learn or discover something through personal experience, especially that which is difficult, painful, or unpleasant. Starting your own business is really tough. I had to learn that the hard way. Everyone will tell you that becoming a parent is challenging, but you never really know what that means until you learn about it the hard way.
See also: hard, learn, way

learn (something) by heart

To learn something very thoroughly; to memorize something. Ask Becky to recite the poem—she learned it by heart. You don't have to learn these principles by heart, we just want you to have a basic understanding of them.
See also: by, heart, learn

learn to live with (someone or something)

To learn to accept someone or something; to get used to or become accustomed to someone or something. Said especially of a person or thing that one initially finds unpleasant, undesirable, or annoying. The paint job looks kind of sloppy, but I'll just have learn to live with it, unless I want to redo the whole thing myself. At first my roommate's habits were infuriating, but eventually I learned to live with them. I know you don't get along, but you're partners now, so you'll have to learn to live with each other.
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We all admit that knowledge learned in school is merely the beginning, the stepping stones.
The students were informed that they would be taught how to use the operant principles learned in the classroom to help reduce undesirable behaviors in the dogs, while increasing desirable behaviors.
Case studies, best practices, lessons learned, automated templates, and tools.
2) Comprehension: organizing learned material described in own words.
While the ILSSL have received extensive attention since their appearance in the summer of 1998, much of the attention--understandably--has been devoted to practice as the field learned about and tried to implement the new national guidelines.
The participant had learned from his father that he might encounter discrimination and unjust treatment over which he had no control.
It sponsors a Teacher Leadership Team, 30 teachers from 16 public schools, who learn the fundamentals of service learning and then disseminate to other teachers what they have learned.
Less clear, but no less true, is the fact that unless all the stages of the process have been fully completed (before the fact of taking new action), we cannot safely conclude that something has been fully learned.
In the meantime, schools like Parkman - and families like the Rawleses - have learned on their own how to make the program work for them.
Although each had a rough start, with help they learned to cope with their handicaps.
The time management and organizational skills learned while in college helped Frank to compensate for the limitations of his disability.
who will discuss lessons learned about training, learning and readiness as they pertain to the environment of war.
Students who complete individual discovery learning tend to recognize the connections within themselves, and what was learned with this type of discovery is placed in high value.
New steps are learned better and faster when individuals already have learned the preceding step.
Like Marchionini, he discovered that elementary students were generally successful in their use of this text-based EIR and, further, that they became increasingly proficient as the school year progressed and they learned to maneuver more and more effectively within this environment.