pat » packed

Chiefly in:   have/get something down packed

Variant(s):  down-packed

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • I had practiced parallel parking in my driveway for HOURS and I had it down packed… but never on a friggin’ hill. (Blog comment, 2003-07-08)
  • Have self educated myself about a lot of products, books, movies, etc. A lot of trial and error my first pregnancy but now have got my moves down packed. ( user profile)
  • I’m sure every Simpsons fan has wondered if they could draw America’s favorite family, and I’m sure plenty of you have got it down-packed. ( review, June 26, 2001)
  • Style wise guys, London has got it down packed! (link)
  • I’ve been teaching myself how to play the guitar by ear, so you know that’s draaaging…but hey, for someone learning by ear, I got my shit down packed. (MySpace profile)

Analyzed or reported by:

  • William Salmon (on the American Dialect Society mailing list, 13 May 2006)

The Urban Dictionary laconically states:

> down packed is just a more common variation of its sister phrase “down pat,” meaning to have something memorized or perfected.

| link | entered by Chris Waigl, 2006/05/13 |

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