by the seat of one's pants
phrasal using experience and intuition rather than mechanical aids or formal theory

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • by the seat of one's pants — See: FLY BY THE SEAT OF ONE S PANTS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • by the seat of one's pants — See: FLY BY THE SEAT OF ONE S PANTS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • by the seat of one's pants — phrasal : using experience and intuition rather than mechanical aids or formal theory navigating by the seat of his pants * * * (fly) by the seat of one s pants (to get through a difficult or dangerous situation) by a combination of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • by\ the\ seat\ of\ one's\ pants — See: fly by the seat of one s pants …   Словарь американских идиом

  • by the seat of one's pants — cvb idi by the seat of one s pants, using experience, instinct, or guesswork …   From formal English to slang

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

  • fly (or drive) by the seat of one's pants — informal rely on instinct rather than logic or knowledge. → pants …   English new terms dictionary

  • drive by the seat of one's pants — ► fly (or drive) by the seat of one s pants informal rely on instinct rather than logic or knowledge. Main Entry: ↑pants …   English terms dictionary

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