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get (something) off pat
To learn, master, or understand something perfectly, to the point of requiring little or no focus to do, recall, or accomplish it. I know it's a little tricky getting the hang of the machine, but keep at it, and you'll get it off pat in no time. My sister is such a musical prodigy that she can get a song off pat after listening to it only once or twice.
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have/know/get something off ˈpat(British English) (American English have/know something down ˈpat) know or have learned something so well that you can repeat it at any time: I’m afraid I haven’t got the answer off pat. ♢ She has all our names and cellphone numbers down pat.
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