Shorter way to write polyphonic pattern


i'm a beginner in the world of Tidal Cycle. I'm starting by trying to creat simple drum pattern.
here is a short simple drum pattern :slight_smile:

D1 $ sound "[bd!2, hh!8, ~ sn:2, ~!2 ho ~!2 ho ~!2, ~!2 ht ~!5]"

It works , but I can't find a way to avoid repetition in the code (exemple "~!2 ho ~!2 ho ~!2").
How can I shorten this pattern? What would you do ?