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seat-of-the-pants

[seet-uh v-th uh-pants] /ˈsit əv ðəˈpænts/
adjective
1.
using or based on experience, instinct, or guesswork:
a seat-of-the-pants management style.
2.
done without the aid of instruments:
The pilot made a seat-of-the-pants landing.
Origin of seat-of-the-pants
1940-1945
1940-45
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seat-of-the-pants

adjective

Inclined to work by instinct, feel, impulse, etc, rather than by precise rules; practical: The news had seat-of-the-pants editors who knew their audience (1970s+)

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fly by the seat of one's pants

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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