Bear in mind // Have it down pat // In one ear and out the other

Today we will review three new Expressions. Bear in mind, Have it down pat, and In one ear and out the other. Review the definitions below and then look at the 3 example sentences for each expression. After reviewing the information, try to make your own examples for each expression.

EXPRESSIONMEANING
Bear in mind(To remember a piece of information when you are making decisions or thinking about a matter)
Have it down pat(To know something or be able to do something perfectly)
In one ear and out the other(Heard but disregarded or quickly forgotten)

BEAR IN MIND

#EXAMPLES
1She needs to bear in mind that the figures vary from place to place.
2Just bear in mind that you are not alone.
3Bearing in mind that he’s had so little experience, I thought he did a good job.

HAVE IT DOWN PAT

#EXAMPLES
1I have to memorize these words until I have them down pat.
2He had his story down pat.
3Samantha had her answers down pat, but she knew they didn’t believe her.

IN ONE EAR AND OUT THE OTHER

#EXAMPLES
1Everything the teacher told her students went in one ear and out the other.
2I told him, but I think it went in one ear and out the other.
3The woman felt that everything she told her husband went in one ear and out the other.

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