get\ down\ cold

v. phr.
To memorize perfectly.

Terry got the text of his speech down cold.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • cold — [kōld] adj. [ME < OE (Anglian) cald < IE base * gel , cold > COOL, Ger kalt, L gelidus] 1. of a temperature significantly or noticeably lower than average, normal, expected, or comfortable; very chilly; frigid [a cold wind] 2. a) without …   English World dictionary

  • down with a disease — {adj. phr.} Ill or sick. * /Aunt Liz is down with the flu this week; she has to stay in bed./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • get */*/*/ — UK [ɡet] / US verb Word forms get : present tense I/you/we/they get he/she/it gets present participle getting past tense got UK [ɡɒt] / US [ɡɑt] past participle got 1) [transitive, never passive] to obtain, receive, or be given something Ross s… …   English dictionary

  • down — down1 /down/, adv. 1. from higher to lower; in descending direction or order; toward, into, or in a lower position: to come down the ladder. 2. on or to the ground, floor, or bottom: He fell down. 3. to or in a sitting or lying position. 4. to or …   Universalium


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