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down pat

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 pat. I always get my routine down pat so there won't be any room for error during the performance.
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The roads around the lake were surprisingly easy to navigate; this late in the season, everyone seemed to have the winter parking ban rules down pat, and residents shoveled snow off their walks and around their cars into neat little piles, right next to the neatly stacked tree branches left over from the December ice storm.
I had my game plan down pat, just mis-cued one and got caught.
She's battling her guilt over sleeping with her sister's on-off lover and mowing down Pat, and they're not the only problems she has to face.
Judging from the crowd's reaction, Seinfeld has the kindergarten demo down pat. "Having Jerry in the trenches with us every day, we had a touchstone to his comedy," said co-director Simon J.
seems to have the procedures for running successful open houses down pat. At the grand opening of its Canada headquarters and technical center--the builder's eighth tech center in North America--it drew 600 customers and guests to Cambridge, Ont.
As we get the offense down pat and the receivers get more confident, we'll go all-out."
I was so relieved that I wisecracked that if she kept up the practice she might get it down pat yet.
Concepts like 'billable hours' and 'boutique firm' are better understood in the first semester than 'venue' and 'probable cause.' Before they understand anything about the function of the law, budding lawyers have the economics down pat.
"I was about to replace him when suddenly he came to work after a long weekend and had the accent down pat - with none of the affectations.
Left-Handed Chopstix certainly has the fun part down pat: Beth Graczyk and Amelia Reeber skitter across the stage in the kinetic equivalent of a giggle.
You have the mechanics of the nollie down pat but have never taken one higher than six inches off the ground.
Butler, who works with Ford, says that company has its response to negativity down pat: "We're no strangers to backlash, but typically the response is that we are welcoming to all customers.
We thought we had it all down pat but, among other things, we underestimated the amount of seed money needed and how to satisfy the requirements of 200 golfers and tennis players."
You've got the art of boy-chat down pat. You understand that subtlety is the secret to successful flirting ...