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have something down pat

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have something down pat

verb phrase

To know something or be able to do something perfectly; be perfect master of something: I had my story down pat, so I almost believed it myself ( first form 1896+, second 1915+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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