know the drill

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of know the drill

informal
: to know how something is done : to be familiar with a regular process, procedure, etc.
  • You don't have to tell us what to do. We all know the drill by now.

Word by Word Definitions

know play
  1. : to perceive directly : have direct cognition of

  2. : to have understanding of

  3. : to recognize the nature of : discern

  1. : knowledge

drill play
  1. : to fix something in the mind or habit pattern of by repetitive instruction

  2. : to impart or communicate by repetition

  3. : to train or exercise in military drill

  1. : an instrument with an edged or pointed end for making holes in hard substances by revolving or by a succession of blows

  2. : the act or exercise of training soldiers in marching and in executing prescribed movements with a weapon

  3. : a physical or mental exercise aimed at perfecting facility and skill especially by regular practice

  1. : a western African baboon (Mandrillus leucophaeus synonym Papio leucophaeus) having a black face and brown coat and closely related to the mandrill

  1. : a shallow furrow or trench into which seed is sown

  2. : a row of seed sown in such a furrow

  3. : a planting implement that makes holes or furrows, drops in the seed and sometimes fertilizer, and covers them with earth

  1. : to sow (seeds) by dropping along a shallow furrow

  2. : to sow with seed or set with seedlings inserted in drills

  3. : to distribute seed or fertilizer in by means of a drill

  1. : a durable cotton twilled fabric


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