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.
See also: cold, down

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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The storm brought down cold arctic air, fueling one of the coldest weeks on record across the central and eastern United States.
On the Johnson household it is clear they enjoy a glass of Riesling of an evening and he rails against the current notion that it's only suited to Asian food, saying it washes down cold meats very nicely.
They had the most difficulty, however, learning the third pair in the series after getting the first two down cold.
We might get cooler because the Gulf Stream, which keeps Wales warmer, may slow and the jet stream become more wavy, bringing down cold Arctic air.
Fenay Bridge-based company Paxman has launched its Paxman Pioneers campaign to track down cold cap pioneers past and present.
There's an art to rate increase support, and TriPlus has it down cold.
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.
The most effective way to prosecute a business dispute is with a focused team that remains on the case through the duration of the litigation, understands the business objectives of the client, and has the operative facts down cold as quickly as possible.
Trade exhibitions provide opportunities to communicate with large number of target consumers instead of chasing down cold leads.
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.
PETER JACKSON NEVER expected to be an expert on trilogies, but now, having two under his belt, he believes he has the three-parter thing down cold.
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.