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have/know sth off pat

UK (US have/know sth down pat) to ​know something so well that you can say or do it without having to ​try or ​think: I'd given the ​talk so many ​times I had it off pat.
(Definition of have/know sth off pat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “have/know sth off pat”
in Chinese (Simplified) 对…烂熟于心,对…了如指掌…
in Chinese (Traditional) 對…滾瓜爛熟,對…瞭若指掌…
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