[ seet-uh v-th uh-pants ]
/ ˈsit əv ðəˈpænts /
using or based on experience, instinct, or guesswork: a seat-of-the-pants management style.
done without the aid of instruments: The pilot made a seat-of-the-pants landing.
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Origin of seat-of-the-pants
First recorded in 1940–45
Words nearby seat-of-the-pants
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