fly by the seat of pants

fly by the seat of pants
fly by the seat of (your) pants informal to do something difficult without the necessary experience or ability.

None of us had ever worked on a magazine before so we were flying by the seat of our pants.

(often in continuous tenses)

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • fly by the seat of one's pants — If you fly by the seat of one s pants, you do something difficult even though you don t have the experience or training required …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • fly by the seat of your pants — fly by the seat of (your) pants informal to do something difficult without the necessary experience or ability. None of us had ever worked on a magazine before so we were flying by the seat of our pants. (often in continuous tenses) …   New idioms dictionary

  • (fly) by the seat of one's pants — (to get through a difficult or dangerous situation) by a combination of resourcefulness and sheer luck ● pants …   Useful english dictionary

  • (fly) by the seat of your pants — (fly) by the seat of your ˈpants idiom (informal) to act without careful thought and without a plan that you have made in advance, hoping that you will be lucky and be successful Syn: ↑wing it Main entry: ↑seatidio …   Useful english dictionary

  • fly by the seat of one's pants — phrasal slang : to fly an airplane by a sense of feeling without the aid of instruments * * * (fly) by the seat of one s pants (to get through a difficult or dangerous situation) by a combination of resourcefulness and sheer luck • • • Main Entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • fly by the seat of your pants —    If you fly by the seat of your pants, you do something without any knowledge or experience, using only your instinct and hoping that you will succeed.     Without any formal training, he decided to fly by the seat of his pants and try his luck …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • fly by the seat of one's pants — {v. phr.}, {slang} To fly an airplane by feel and instinct rather than with the help of the instruments. * /Many pilots in World War I had to fly by the seat of their pants./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fly by the seat of one's pants — {v. phr.}, {slang} To fly an airplane by feel and instinct rather than with the help of the instruments. * /Many pilots in World War I had to fly by the seat of their pants./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fly\ by\ the\ seat\ of\ one's\ pants — v. phr. slang To fly an airplane by feel and instinct rather than with the help of the instruments. Many pilots in World War I had to fly by the seat of their pants …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fly by the seat of one's pants —    If you fly by the seat of one s pants, you do something difficult even though you don t have the experience or training required.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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