Quick -- What does "off pat" mean to an Australian?

Ben Hammersley ben@benhammersley.com
Wed, 27 Mar 2002 19:14:38 -0000

In English-English, I'd take that to mean either "Well Rehearsed" - ie
"I had my lines off pat, the speech was a doddle."

Is that good?

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From: fork-admin@xent.com [mailto:fork-admin@xent.com] On Behalf Of Jeff
Sent: 27 March 2002 17:59

FoRKers, please help.

I'm working on a business plan and one of the comments
about a fact was that "we need to have this off pat".
This from an Australian lawyer.