know the drill


: 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.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But those who have been in the program longer know the drill. San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Jan. 2023 Most swiping for love on a dating app know the drill. Anumita Kaurstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2022 Drew, Flagler, Cryer and other veterans know the drill, but some newcomers or first-year players don’t. Michael Haag, Dallas News, 3 Jan. 2023 Adult children who do family tech support know the drill. Heather Kelly, Washington Post, 10 Oct. 2022 Far too many of our neighbors know the drill: When guns erupt, drop, duck, run, or some combination of the three. Roy S. Johnson |, al, 3 Aug. 2022 Most of us know the drill. Trey Williams, Fortune, 2 July 2022 The Aztecs know the drill, though. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Jan. 2022 At this point, though, her fans know the drill -- Swift also posted a similar video before the release of Fearless (Taylor's Version), and Swifties were quick to reorder the seemingly random letters into the song names that would appear on the album. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 5 Aug. 2021 See More

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“Know the drill.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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