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Hello and welcome to episode 188…of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… learn something down pat
Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.~Roger Lewin
learn something down pat … to memorize…to know something so well that you don’t have to think when you do or say it
Most drama students say their lines perfectly.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… learn something down pat
Most drama students learn their lines down pat.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … learn something down pat
If you learn the math formulas down pat, you won’t struggle during the exam.
I plan to learn these vocabulary words down pat.
Many children learn the alphabet down pat before starting school.
What was your favorite class in school?
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have down pat
I’ve taught this course for so long, I have it down pat.