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Perfectly; to a point of flawless and effortless execution. (Typically "have or learn something off pat.") I made sure to learn my speech off 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 have a song off pat after listening to it only once or twice.
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It's got no pictures and it won't take long to read, but if it doesn't bring back to you a whole set of accumulating emotions which climaxed when Frankie and Fujiyama Crest finally fought off Pat Eddery and Northern Fleet, you weren't a racing fan that day.
A shot from Jack Ross rebounded off Pat Keogh's back, finishing up nestling in the back of the net, but the referee ruled Keogh was offside.
But Newstalk chief Gerard Whelan insisted people shouldn't write off Pat just yet and the station still believes in him.
Sampras has looked in ultra-keen mood at Flushing Meadow and appears to have timed his run to lift a 14th Grand Slam title to perfection, having seen off Pat Rafter and
Roy was getting it off Pat and Cindy had a shindy with Ian and Mary.
Most Ireland soccer players have pedigrees which are known off pat by every fan in the country.
AT Hamilton, Milton Bradley sends up course and distance winner Sooty Tern (S Drowne) for the Scottish Power H'cap and6-1shot Sooty has his supporters in the black when comfortably holding off Pat Haslam's Talented Ting (K Darley).
Moodie, who fell victim to a bizarre rules fiasco that cost her a US title in her second year on tour, finally made amends for that injustice by seeing off Pat Hurst at the Sea-view resort in Atlantic City last year.
Barbara Windsor hasn't half slammed EastEnders bosses for killing off Pat Evans.
Airdrie's best early effort was an Owen Coyle turn and shot but the ball cannoned off Pat McGinlay to safety.
Newcastle's Va'aiga Tuigamala (left) brushes off Pat Sanderson of Harlequins
HIBS fans have been told to get off Pat Fenlon's back and give him time.
Unlike them, I can just talk a good game I've got all the medical jargon off pat.
Laurie Ellis was next to try his hand with a 16 yard shot but the ball was deflected off Pat McGinlay for a corner.