Wing it

Wing it
Wing it Wing it, v. i. To perform an act, such as to give a speech, without the usual preparation. To improvise or ad-lib. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • wing it — [v] improvise ad lib, concoct, devise, do offhand, do off the top of your head*, fake it, improv*, invent, make do*, make up, play it by ear*, speak off the cuff*, throw together*; concepts 173,266 …   New thesaurus

  • wing it — (informal) IMPROVISE, play it by ear, extemporize, ad lib; informal busk it. → wing * * * wing it (informal) To extemporize in public speaking or ad lib in a theatrical performance • • • Main Entry: ↑wing * * * wing it …   Useful english dictionary

  • wing it —    To wing it means to improvise or to deal with a situation without preparation.     She didn t expect to be interviewed so she just had to wing it …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • wing it — tv. to improvise; to do something extemporaneously. □ I lost my lecture notes, so I had to wing it. □ Don’t worry. Just go out there and wing it …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • wing it — informal if you don t know all the words, just wing it Syn: improvise, play it by ear, extemporize, ad lib, fly by the seat of one s pants, fake it …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • wing it — improvise, change your plans, play it by ear    If I am asked strange questions at an interview, I wing it. I give the best answers I can think of …   English idioms

  • wing it — verb to improvise; to make things up or figure things out as one goes; or to perform with little or no preparation I dont know their system, but I think I can wing it …   Wiktionary

  • wing it — act without preparation He wasn t prepared for the examination so he had to wing it …   Idioms and examples

  • wing it — informal to do the best that you can in a situation that you are not prepared for. I hadn t had time to prepare the talk so I just had to wing it …   New idioms dictionary

  • wing it — informal to do something without preparation or plans I ll have to wing it if I can t find my notes …   English dictionary

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