have off pat

have off pat
have (something) off pat British, American & Australian, American learn (something) off pat - to learn something so well that you do not have to think about how to do or say it.

I've given the same speech so many times I have (= know) it down pat now.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • have off pat — ► have off (or down) pat have (something) memorized perfectly. Main Entry: ↑pat …   English terms dictionary

  • have down pat — ► have off (or down) pat have (something) memorized perfectly. Main Entry: ↑pat …   English terms dictionary

  • have something off pat — phrase to know something so well that you can say it, perform it etc without thinking about it By the end of the week, I had my part off pat. Thesaurus: to know something or someonesynonym Main entry: pat * * * have/know sth off ˈpat idiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • have something off pat — have (something) off pat British, American & Australian, American learn (something) off pat to learn something so well that you do not have to think about how to do or say it. I ve given the same speech so many times I have (= know) it down pat… …   New idioms dictionary

  • have something off pat — to know something so well that you can say it, perform it etc without thinking about it By the end of the week, I had my part off pat …   English dictionary

  • learn off pat — learn (something) off pat British, American & Australian, American to learn something so well that you do not have to think about how to do or say it. All the answers he d learned off pat for the interview sounded unconvincing now …   New idioms dictionary

  • know something off pat — have/know sth off ˈpat idiom (BrE) (NAmE have/know sth down ˈpat) to know sth perfectly so that you can repeat it at any time without having to think about it • He had all the answers off pat …   Useful english dictionary

  • pat — Ⅰ. pat [1] ► VERB (patted, patting) 1) tap quickly and gently with the flat of the hand. 2) mould or position with gentle taps. ► NOUN 1) an act of patting. 2) a compact …   English terms dictionary

  • learn something off pat — learn (something) off pat British, American & Australian, American to learn something so well that you do not have to think about how to do or say it. All the answers he d learned off pat for the interview sounded unconvincing now …   New idioms dictionary

  • have something down pat — have/know sth off ˈpat idiom (BrE) (NAmE have/know sth down ˈpat) to know sth perfectly so that you can repeat it at any time without having to think about it • He had all the answers off pat …   Useful english dictionary

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