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seat–of–the–pants

adjective

Simple Definition of seat–of–the–pants

  • : done or made by using your own judgment and feelings without planning, preparation, or help from others

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of seat–of–the–pants

  1. :  employing or based on personal experience, judgment, and effort rather than technological aids or formal theory <seat–of–the–pants navigation> <a seat–of–the–pants decision>

1942

First Known Use of seat–of–the–pants

1942


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